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The Anti-Corruption Agency of Ukraine denies that it has investigated Biden’s son

September 27, 2019

MOSCOW, Sep. 27 (Reuters / EP) –

The National Anti-Corruption Agency of Ukraine has reported that it is investigating the activity of the Burisma company – which had hired since 2014 as an advisor to Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice President Joe Biden – but has made it clear that his inquiries are focused on a period, from 2010 to 2012, in which the American lawyer was not on the payroll of the gas company.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said in his controversial telephone conversation with the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, that the Ukrainian Attorney General's Office should investigate Biden's son for his work in the Burisma gas company and said that Vice President Biden had prompted the cessation of the former Ukrainian attorney general for wanting to investigate his son.

However, the then Ukrainian attorney general, Viktor Shokin, was dismissed because the Ukrainian government considered that he was not investigating corruption cases that came from the stage in which Alexander Yanukovych was leading the country. Yanukovych left power in February 2014 and fled the country as part of the demonstrations of Maidan Square.

Trump's controversial call to Zelenski has caused the Democrats to launch the procedure to initiate a parliamentary impeachment process (impeachment, in English) against Trump for considering that he acted irregularly taking advantage of his position to gain advantage in the next elections Presidential

“The changes in the Burisma Limited board that are currently attracting international attention took place in May 2014 (the date on which Hunter Biden was incorporated as an advisor) and, therefore, are not and have never been the subject of an investigation “, said the National Anti-Corruption Agency of Ukraine.