I call on Poroshenko to step down from the elections because of the scandal over corruption in the army

14:06 11.03.2019

Yulia Tymoshenko, presidential candidate and Batkivshchyna Party Leader, has called on President Petro Poroshenko to withdraw his candidacy over the corruptuon scandal in the defense sector.

“President Petro Poroshenko is a criminal who laundered the money from the army. Therefore, I demand that Poroshenko withdraw his candidacy, then his immunity and answer before the law,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during today’s meeting of the coordinating council of faction leaders and chairmen of parliamentary committees.

The politician said that the scandal involving the President and his inner circle, who laundered money from the army to their offshore accounts, shocked the world and Ukrainian society, including “participants of the ATO, volunteers and war veterans, who demand that Poroshenko end up behind bars.” However, neither the Verkhovna Rada nor law enforcement bodies have taken actions to investigate corruption by Poroshenko.

“Poroshenko’s crime is being covered up in parliament, a commission to investigate the corruption scandal was not registered. We also demanded the impeachment of the President, but the authorities lack the political will, and the Supreme Court is controlled by President Poroshenko,” she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko also said thd President is spreading “false information about Batkivshchyna to cover up the scandal,” but she is confident that he and his inner circle will be held accountant once a new president is elected.