The court granted the complaint about the inaction of the General Prosecutor’s Office due to its failure to enter information about the offence into the Single Register of Pre-trial Investigations.
The Pecherskyy district court in Kiev has issued a decision obliging the Prosecutor-General’s Office to launch an investigation into the case of possible interference of former US Vice-President Joe Biden with the activities of former Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, the 112 Ukraine news and analysis website reported.
The court ruling has been published on the website of the Unified State Register of Court Decisions.
The document says that a complaint about the inaction of the Prosecutor-General’s Office due to its failure to submit information about the violation to the Unified State Register of Pre-trial Investigations (ERDR) should be satisfied.
“To oblige the competent person <…> to enter into the ERDR a summary of the factual circumstances that may indicate the commission of a criminal offence by a U.S. citizen, former U.S. Vice President,” the court order states.
On 19 May, an out-of-faction MP of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Derkach said that he handed over to the Prosecutor General’s Office records of conversations, the participants of which discuss the resignation of former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, for registration of criminal proceedings.