Zelensky orders SBU to join probe into arson attack on Gontareva's house

Zelensky orders SBU to join probe into arson attack on Gontareva's house

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Ivan Bakanov to join the investigation into an arson attack on the house of former Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva, the SBU's press service has reported.

"The Security Service of Ukraine, within its competence, will provide comprehensive support in the probe into the arson attack to its colleagues from law enforcement agencies," the press service quoted Bakanov as saying.

Earlier, Gontareva said that unidentified individuals had burned down her house in the village of Horenychi near Kyiv.

The police opened criminal proceedings under part 2 of Article 194 (deliberate destruction or damage to property) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The Presidential Office said that the head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky, expects the case to be solved as soon as possible.


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