The journalists have already seen the copy protocol of the meeting between the deputies of Verkhovna Rada and Boris Berezovsky and also the copy of payment orders to the sum of $6 million. The deputies-members of the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry rendered the account of the visit to London for investigation of Berezovsky’s financing of Yushchenko’s election campaign for the president of Ukraine.

Igor Shurma the deputy of Ukraine and the member of the Committee of Inquiry said that he did not understand Yushchenko’s motives which led him to address to Berezovsky.

In response to the question why Yushchenko asked financial support from Berezovsky (for election campaign or for development of democratic organizations in Ukraine) despite of pretty some of money (millions of US dollars) invested in his and Yanukovich’s election campaigns, Shurma said “I am puzzled too. Why did Yushchenko need to call Berezovsky?”

Shurma stated that Berezovsky had started financing after the meeting with Zhvania ex-Minister for Emergency Control and Roman Bezsmertny ex-Vice PM for Regional Policy. “The financing had started from that point and lasted till December, 2004,” added Shurma.

Berezovsky reported that he had no idea how had been spent his money. He also stated that the very David Zhvania had asked him to back the democratic institutes in Ukraine.

“The idea to back democratic institutes in Ukraine belonged not to me but David Zhvania who had been recommended by my business partner Badri Patarkatsishvili,” explained Boris Berezovsky.

According to disgraced Russian tycoon, Badri Patarkatsishvili called him from Tbilisi in the spring of 2003 and asked to meet Zhvania in London. Patarkatsishvili also added that he had telephone conversation with Victor Yushchenko who confirmed that Zhvania was his representative, Berezovsky reported.

“Patarkatsishvili informed Yushchenko that the decision of this question had to be submitted to Berezovsky, in other words to me,” mentioned Berezovsky.

“Then Zhvania and Bezsmertny came to me in London. Before the very meeting I knew neither Zhvania nor Bezsmertny. They asked me to provide financial support for the creation of democratic institutes in Ukraine, independent ones of mass media included,” said Berezovsky.

During the press conference Berezovsky repeatedly mentioned that his financial aid for Ukrainian democracy had started long before the election campaign-2004 and only continued in the very campaign.

“I do not know how my money was spent because I entirely relied on Yushchenko and Zhvania, they were recommended by my friend and partner Badri Patarkatsishvili,” announced Berezovsky.

In response to the question whether he invested Yushchenko’s election campaign, Boris Berezovsky gave negative answer. “No, the law prohibits me to finance the election campaign form abroad. I know the law and I know that I personally did everything within the law limits,” pointed out Berezovsky.

According to Russian tycoon, Alexander Tretyakov and David Zhvania gave him instructions concerning the bank accounts where he had to transfer money.

Berezovsky confirmed his willingness to answer the questions of Ukrainian authorities. “If Ukrainian parliament and law enforcement agencies guarantee my immunity I will come to answer all questions of Verkhovna Rada. It will be the best way to find out the truth. It will be easy to establish the fact of payment and then use it for finding of final addresses of their transferring and the way money was spent,” concluded Boris Berezovsky.

The journalists have already seen the copy protocol of the meeting between the deputies of Verkhovna Rada and Boris Berezovsky and also the copy of payment orders to the sum of $6 million. The deputies-members of the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry rendered the account of the visit to London for investigation of Berezovsky’s financing of Yushchenko’s election campaign for the president of Ukraine.

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