Ukraine truy tố các quan chức có liên quan đến nỗ lực điều tra gia đình Tổng thống Mỹ Biden
ba quan chức bị cáo buộc hoạt động theo lệnh của tình báo Nga khi họ liên quan tới những nỗ lực của Rudolph W. Giuliani nhằm trói buộc gia đình Biden dính líu đến tham nhũng ở Ukraine...
Ukrainian police and prosecutors (công tố viên) have accused (buộc tội) two politicians (chính trị gia) and a former prosecutor of treason (tội phản quốc), saying they colluded (thông đồng) with a Russian intelligence (cơ quan tình báo) agency in aiding an effort by Rudolph W. Giuliani several years ago to tie the Biden family to corruption in Ukraine.
Those accused include Kostyantyn Kulyk, a former Ukrainian deputy prosecutor general who had drafted a memo in 2019 suggesting Ukraine investigate Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, for his role serving on the board (hội đồng quản trị) of a Ukrainian energy company (công ty năng lượng).
Also implicated were a current member of Ukraine’s Parliament, Oleksandr Dubinsky, and a former member, Andriy Derkach, who had publicly advocated (ủng hộ) for an investigation (cuộc điều tra) in Ukraine into Hunter Biden. They had also promoted a spurious (giả) theory that it was Ukraine, and not Russia, that had meddled in the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
The three were indicted on charges of treason and belonging to a criminal organization (tổ chức tội phạm). The charges refer to “information-subversive activities” and focus on actions in 2019 before the American presidential election. They do not say if or when the activity stopped.
In the run-up to the 2020 election in the United States, Mr. Giuliani and later former President Donald J. Trump had encouraged Ukrainian officials to follow up on the allegations against Hunter Biden. The effort included a phone call by Mr. Trump to President Volodymyr Zelensky in July of 2019 urging an investigation into the Bidens, at a time when the Trump administration was withholding (từ chối) military aid (viện trợ quân sự) for the Ukrainian Army.