Good afternoon, dear colleagues. Today’s press conference is dedicated to new facts revealing international corruption and external governance of Ukraine.
Because of the leaked information about today’s press conference last week it was announced that I was being sanctioned by politicians from the US Department of the Treasury under the request from Democratic senators. They really didn’t want us to publish what e are going to release today.
But we did not refuse a press conference: the state independence and sovereignty of Ukraine are at stake. And most importantly, the opportunity, on the basis of documents, facts, material evidence and now the testimony of witnesses, to return billions of money to Ukrainian citizens.
I will definitely comment on the issue of sanctions later today. But I would also like to note the following.
DemoCorruptionists are very afraid because documents, numbers and shocking recordings support every word that we will voice today.
With each new fact, a new entry, new posting of accounts, we are convinced that external governance and international corruption are Siamese twins with many faces of senior government officials, oligarchs, schemers and many other actors who steal from the Ukrainian people.
What will be disclosed today?
Evidence of withdrawal through financial “holes” of millions of dollars stolen from the Ukrainian people, laundered with the help of banks and laundromats in various jurisdictions and their subsequent transfer to the accounts of the company belonging to the Biden family.
2. New recordings of conversations between the persons who appear to be the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and former US Vice President Joe Biden testifying to external governance.
3. We will also unveil colossal corruption schemes related to the procurement of coal and gas, due to which Ukrainians pay 30% higher utility tariffs.
At that time, the highest officials of Ukraine and the United States participated in these schemes.
4. We will also make public the facts of embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars of technical assistance provided to Ukraine by the US state as well as evidence of deliberate sabotage of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
I repeat once again: Every word that we will voice today is supported by documents, numbers and records that were given to us by investigative journalists, as well as people who have information about corruption schemes and witnesses who are directly involved in a number of processes, which we will talk about today. We will transfer all facts about international corruption and external governance of Ukraine at our disposal to the law enforcement agencies.
Today we will present to your attention only part of the testimony by witnesses. I emphasize – part of the testimony by witnesses. I want to assure you that we have other witnesses who can confirm the facts of international corruption, including citizens of foreign states.
Without further ado, the first part of our press conference:
Evidence of the withdrawal through financial “holes” of millions of dollars stolen from the Ukrainian people wit their subsequent transfer to the accounts of the company belonging to the Biden family. At one of the first press conferences about a year ago, we showed bank transactions for hundreds of thousands of dollars to the family of former US Vice President Joe Biden, namely to his son Robert Hunter Biden. the latter was a member of the board of directors of the infamous gas production company Burisma.
Burisma belongs to the fugitive Yanukovych-era minister Mykola Zlochevsky. The inclusion of Biden in the Burisma leadership and payment for his services is nothing more than a political cover that protected Zlochevsky from the Ukrainian law, namely from the criminal code.
After a series of press conferences, our group of investigators, namely the senior prosecutor of the group of prosecutors of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine for investigating the economic crimes of the Yanukovych regime in 2016-2019, was approached by two foreign citizens. They were directly involved in laundering millions of dollars stolen by Zlochevsky from Ukrainians with the subsequent withdrawal of these millions to accounts of Burisma, and further withdrawal to the accounts of the company belonging to Bidens.
Since these foreign citizens are in the process of obtaining the official status of “corruption whistleblower” provided by Ukraine and for the purpose of their personal safety, as well as based on the secrecy of the investigation, we will call them by the code names Witness 1 and Witness 2.
Konstantyn Kulik, the Head of the Group of Prosecutors of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine for investigating economic crimes of the Yanukovych regime is 2016-2019, will tell you more about this.
Konstantyn, you have the floor.
Hello. In the video that we will now show the Witnesses confirm and describe in detail the corruption scheme of laundering millions of dollars stolen by Zlovchesky from the Ukrainians with the subsequent withdrawal of these millions to the accounts of the company belonging to Bidens.
In addition to the video, we will publish a statement to be filed by one of the witnesses to the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine which outlines the mentioned facts. I suggest watching the video.
Hello, my name is Knostantyn Kulyk. And today we will talk with two new witnesses who were related to the illegal activities of Mykola Zlovchesky.
[Read subtitles accompanying the video testimony which begins at 5:52]