Kuchma appeared for questioning

Today, former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma came on the agenda of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in connection with a criminal case on the murder of Georgy Gongadze. He told reporters that he was ready to prove his innocence.

As the UNIAN Leonid Kuchma told reporters he is "ready to go through all the torments of hell" to prove his innocence. He said he was surprised on what grounds record of his former bodyguard Milnichenki considered evidence. Kuchma said that refuses the confrontation with Milnichenkam.

According to the first deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Renat Kuzmin, Kuchma is suspected of abuse of power, giving illegal orders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which resulted in the murder of journalist Gongadze.

The criminal case against Kuchma has caused a wide resonance in the Ukraine. Some analysts see it as something other than a desire to find out all the prosecution's murder of journalist Gongadze and punish those responsible.

Versions expressed until the unexpected. Thus, a number of experts believe that the reason for excitement criminal case Kuchma may be justification for rehabilitative reasons (if not prove guilt) or non-rehabilitation (if the fault can not be proved).

Other observers believe that the Attorney General's Office acts on the orders of President Viktor Yanukovych. Among the reasons for the deterioration in relations Yanukovych Kuchma called the desire for revenge in 2004, when the winner of the presidential the election was Yushchenko, not the leader of the Party of Regions.

According to the second version — it may be associated with Kuchma's son-in, multi-millionaire Nicholas Pinchuk, whose television channels take a critical stance against Yanukovych.

The third version is called the alleged attack on the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn, who during Kuchma's presidency led his administration.

Has also been proposed that the "business" Kuchma current government seeks to divert public attention from the economic and social problems.

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