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Ukraine's Radical Party Wants Impeachment Probe Into Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (file photo)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (file photo)

The head of Ukraine's populist Radical Party has called for an impeachment investigation into President Petro Poroshenko over allegations he used an offshore account to avoid tax.

In a televised interview on April 4, Oleh Lyashko said the Anticorruption Bureau (AKB) must investigate Poroshenko for allegedly hiding significant amounts of money in offshore accounts.

According to a massive leak of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca over the weekend, Poroshenko has been tied to secret offshore companies on the British Virgin Islands.

The AKB said on April 4 that it has no power to begin an investigation against Poroshenko.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor-General's office said it has seen no evidence that Poroshenko committed a crime based on the leaked documents.

Based on reporting on UNIAN and Reuters

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