Joe Biden has been under fire lately for his reported involvement in pressuring the Ukrainian government to remove former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin from office.
In a meeting of foreign policy specialists, Biden bragged about strong-arming the Ukraine government to fire its top prosecutor. He further suggested that Barack Obama was aware and had a hand in the threat.
It has now come to light that Joe Biden had Shokin fired likey because he was investigating his son Hunter Biden. This revelation has sparked outrage amongst many and is seen as an abuse of power by some.
Democrats have been on an international smear campaign to try and discredit Viktor Shokin’s reputation since the news first broke out.
In response to these reports, Viktor Shokin filed a complaint against Joe Biden for interference in Ukraine’s legal proceedings.
To make matters worse, it was revealed that Ukraine launched criminal proceedings against President Joe Biden on allegations he pressured authorities into forcing the resignation of Shokin.
The implications of this situation are far-reaching as it could set a dangerous precedent for future leaders who might be tempted to use their political power for personal gain or benefit their family members at the expense of justice and democracy itself.
This incident raises questions about what constitutes appropriate conduct between two nations on both ethical and legal grounds, something which needs closer examination if we are truly going to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future.
In January 2020, fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin filed an official complaint against Joe Biden for interference in Ukraine’s legal proceedings.
Then in February 2020 Ukraine launched criminal proceedings against former US Vice-President Joe Biden on allegations he pressured authorities into forcing the resignation of Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reports, quoting Shokin’s lawyer.
Ukraine launches criminal proceedings against former US Vice-President Joe Biden on allegations he pressured authorities into forcing the resignation of Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reports, quoting Shokin's lawyer.
— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) February 27, 2020
"The SBI has entered information about the criminal offence into the Single Register of Pretrial Investigations," Shokin's lawyer Oleksandr Teleshetskyy said at a briefing.
— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) February 27, 2020
Back in 2019 after his firing, Viktor Shokin was allegedly poisoned on a trip to Greece. Shokin later in February 2020 accused Joe Biden of being involved in the poisoning. This poisoning took place as Joe Biden was entering the presidential race.
Biden entered the race in April 2019.
Via Interfax Ukraine from December 5, 2020 after the US presidential election.
This is why Shokin is appealing to Zelensky, the lawyer said.
“Shokin prepared an appeal to the president with a request to ensure the protection of the rights and interests as a citizen of Ukraine in this criminal proceeding and bring those responsible to justice for the systematic failure to execute court decisions in criminal proceedings according to his statements,” the lawyer said.
He also added that there is every reason to provide Shokin with protection in connection with the information published by him about Biden’s pressure.
“Shokin’s life could be in danger. The Ukrainian state should initiate protection through law enforcement agencies. …We believe that today there are enough grounds for this,” the lawyer said.
As reported, on February 27, the SBI registered a criminal proceeding about pressure on Shokhin by former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. The reason for the pressure was the investigation by the PGO of serious crimes in the field of international corruption related to the activities of ex-Minister of Ecology of Ukraine Mykola Zlochevsky and the leaders of the Burisma company. The case was opened under Part 2 of Article 343.
The lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump Rudolf Giuliani in a number of interviews announced the intervention of the former vice president in Ukrainian politics and participation in corruption cases. In particular, he claims that Shokin was fired at the request of Biden – ostensibly for his knowledge of Burisma’s ties with his son Hunter Biden.
At the end of January 2020, Shokin stated that he had been poisoned with mercury five months ago during his stay in Greece, after which he underwent a long period of treatment.
“I don’t have any obvious enemies whom I can blame for this. Of course, one of the versions, but this version requires investigation, is that Biden was somehow involved in some way in these issues. I officially addressed the Greek law enforcement authorities on this and asked them to investigate… Officially, I haven’t received an answer yet, although I contacted them quite a while back about opening criminal proceedings in connection a premeditated attempt to murder me,” Shokin said.
🚨DID JOE BIDEN ATTEMPT TO HAVE SHOKIN MURDERED?🚨 In an article in Interfax-Ukraine, Shokin claims he was poisoned with Mercury in Greece, and he cannot rule out that "Biden was somehow involved in some way.." ALSO…If Shokin was merely corrupt, why did he spend so much time… pic.twitter.com/GmZHRL9VHj
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