Independent deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Derkach unveiled on Monday, June 22, the second part of the audio recordings of telephone conversations of allegedly Ukrainian ex-president Petro Poroshenko with former US vice president Joe Biden in 2016. During the conversation, politicians discuss the internal politics of Ukraine. According to the parliamentarian, he will also transfer the second part of the conversations to the State Bureau of Investigations. According to Derkach, he was already in the department as a witness and testified about previously published records, allegedly received by him from journalists. The broadcast of the speech of the Ukrainian deputy was conducted by the channel “112. Ukraine”.
As follows from the notes, a man with a voice similar to Biden’s voice discussed the dismissal of Andriy Kobolev from the post of head of the Ukrainian company Naftogaz Ukrainy. He spoke out against this, and the interlocutor with a voice similar to the voice of Poroshenko promised to prevent this.
The interlocutors also discussed the need to increase tariffs in Ukraine at the request of the IMF and the candidacy of Yuriy Lutsenko for the position of prosecutor general.
Another topic of discussion was the nationalization of Privatbank, cooperation between the US and Ukrainian special services, the case against the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Onishchenko.
In late May, Poroshenko did not come for questioning to the State Bureau of Investigation in the case of wiretapping his conversation with Biden. In telephone conversations which Poroshenko, Biden and former US Secretary of State John Kerry discuss issues of domestic policy of Ukraine. Records were made at the end of 2015 and in 2016, they were also published by Andrey Derkach.