Ukraine could still file charges against Bidens: Minister

Ukraine's Deputy Minister For Foreign Affairs Yehor Bozhok.
Ukraine's Deputy Minister For Foreign Affairs Yehor Bozhok.

He rejects speculation that pressure from Trump played role in decision to review cases

A decision by Ukraine's top prosecutor not to launch a criminal investigation of former US vice-president Joe Biden and his son does not mean charges may not be filed after an audit of cases against a gas company at the centre of an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Yehor Bozhok said yesterday.

Mr Bozhok rejected speculation that Mr Trump's call for an investigation into Mr Biden and his son, Hunter, had played a role in prosecutor-general Ruslan Ryaboshapka's decision to review the cases against Burisma Holdings, where the younger Mr Biden served on the board of directors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2019, with the headline 'Ukraine could still file charges against Bidens: Minister'. Print Edition | Subscribe