Ukraine to review Biden-related investigations

Ruslan Ryaboshapka, the prosecutor general of Ukraine. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Ukraine’s top prosecutor on Friday announced plans to review an investigation into the gas company that employed Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

Prosecutor General Russian Ryaboshapka said his office will revisit 15 investigations, including ones involving the company, Burisma, and the owner of the company, former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky.

Hunter Biden served as a board member at Burisma from 2014 to 2019.

“Currently we are reviewing the criminal cases that have been previously pursued by the prosecutor general’s office,” Ryaboshapka said during a news conference. “The sphere you’re talking about features Zlochevsky, [tycoon Serhiy] Kurchenko and other people and companies — there are about 15 such cases.”

He said the cases were “closed in violation of the law or other procedural violations.”

Ryaboshapka told NBC News that the decision to review the cases was made after he took office in August, after a July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump urged Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.

The July phone call with Zelensky came under scrutiny last month after a whistle-blower in the intelligence community filed a complaint about it with the office of the director of national intelligence.


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