Kiev: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent said in Congress that U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudolf Giuliani, has asked the Department of State and the White House to issue a visa to former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin. Reported by CNN, citing a source.
It is noted that Giuliani in January sought the issuance of an entry visa to the United States for Shokin, who initiated the investigation of the gas company Burisma, whose board in 2014 included the son of former US Vice President Joseph Biden Hunter.
Earlier, the Japanese television channel NHK published an interview with Yuri Sevruk, who temporarily held the post of Prosecutor General after the resignation of Shokin. Sevruk claims that Biden, during a trip to Ukraine in December 2015, personally asked then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to dismiss Shokin.
CNN emphasizes that Giuliani initially sought a visa by contacting the Department of State. However, having received a refusal, he sent a request directly to the US Presidential Administration. In the White House, his request was also not granted.
Shokin served as Prosecutor General of Ukraine from February 2015 to March 2016.