Yesterday the Pechersky district court of Kiev considering criminal case concerning ex-the Minister of Transport and communication of Nikolay Rudkovsky who is accused of waste of public funds in especially large sizes, had to start interrogation of one of key witnesses - the director general of the state enterprise "Service of the International Automobile Transport" Anatoly Tkachenko. The Businessman reports about it - Ukraine" ".
On the basis of A. Tkachenko's written statement in December, 2007 of SBU I began check of activity of N. Rudkovsky and I brought criminal case. Besides, the enterprise headed by A. Tkachenko is in trial by the civil claimant demanding from ex-the minister of compensation of 392,9 thousand UAH which that allegedly spent for a charter to Paris.
"The witness was properly notified on a call in court, however wasn't", - the judge Andrey Melnik reported, having opened meeting. According to mister Melnik, from the witness "the sick-list copy" in which it is specified arrived that it has a hypertensive crisis. Prosecutors Alexander Lubin and Valentina Milostivaya declared that it is impossible to consider case without the witness, and suggested to declare a break.
"When it was necessary, the prosecutor's office pulled out me from hospital, breaking hands, and now it can't find the witness on which indications I constructed all charge", - N. Rudkovsky was indignant. "The compulsory drive of the witness is applied only in case of his malicious evasion from participation in process", - the judge noted.
A. Tkachenko already was three times subpoenaed. Last time, on August 28, he in writing declared that can't arrive to meeting as is in holiday.
Last night it became known that, despite an illness, A. Tkachenko celebrates birthday of the wife. "I don't disappear how lawyers consider. I the truth was ill. To me gave injections. But now it is already best of all for me. I promise to come to court of 22 numbers and to give all evidences.The judge already knows about it", - told to A. Tkachenko.