Sunday, 10 April 2011

Kuchma summoned to Prosecutor's Office for questioning on Monday

Second Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) has provisionally been summoned to the main investigation department of the Prosecutor General's Office at 1100 on Monday, April 11, for another round of questioning, a source close to Kuchma has told Interfax-Ukraine.

A criminal case against Kuchma was opened on March 21, 2011.

He is accused of abuse of power and official authority, which subsequently led to the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze (Part 3, Article 166 of the 1960 Criminal Code).

Charges were brought against Kuchma and his travel was restricted.

Kuchma last came to the main investigation department of the Prosecutor's Office on Monday, April 4.

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) invited Kuchma to attend festivities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight in Moscow on April 12.

The Prosecutor General's Office said that Kuchma had not asked for permission to go abroad.

In 1986-1992, Kuchma was the general director of Pivdenmash, one of the biggest space rocket manufacturers.

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