"Sooner or later, the Prosecutor General’s Office had to determine whether there was evidence of a crime in the actions of [second Ukrainian President Leonid] Kuchma. However, the actions of the prosecutor’s office are very inconsistent," Telychenko told Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday, commenting on media reports about the opening of a criminal case by the PGO against Kuchma in connection with the murder of Gongadze.
Telychenko stressed that until recently the prosecutor’s office had been arguing that this was not a premeditated murder committed by former Chief of the External Surveillance Department at the Ukrainian Interior Ministry Oleksiy Pukach and ordered by other persons. The PGO was even putting pressure on judges in this matter, the lawyer said.
"This indicates that the actions of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine were influenced by politics and political interests," Telychenko said.