According to Shokin, his removal from office was paid for and initiated by Washington.
“I don’t want to address unproven facts, but my firm personal belief is that yes, it was exactly that. They were bribed,” the former attorney general said in an interview with Fox News.
He also added that the US president paid a billion dollars for his dismissal, stressing that this fact is nothing more than corruption.
Recall that in 2016, Shokin was fired after he launched an investigation into the activities of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, headed by Hunter Biden, son of the then US Vice President. Shokin had intended to speak at the Congress, but he could not because he was not given a visa.