Former Ukrainian official speaks about anti-stability plot


KIEV, September 15 (RIA Novosti) - A former senior official in Ukraine claimed Thursday that a plot existed to destroy political stability in the country.

Former Secretary of the Ukrainian Security Council Petro Poroshenko said corruption allegations earlier voiced by a former head of the country's Security Service, Oleksandr Turchinov, were part of a plot devised by some former officials.

"This confirms the forecasts about potential attempts to destabilize the political situation in Ukraine and use it to seize power illegally," Poroshenko said after Turchinov accused some officials, including Poroshenko of corruption at a Thursday news conference.

Poroshenko also said, "the first stage of the plan based on blackmailing, lies and cynicism" started to be implemented on September 5, when the then state secretary of the president, Oleksandr Zinchenko, first accused some people from President Viktor Yushchenko's inner circle of corruption.

Poroshenko said Turchinov had abused his office to collect compromising materials that could not be used legally. Considering that Turchinov had not reported this information at the time, Porosehnko said he could be held criminally liable.

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