The Embassy of Ukraine in London took note of the question raised in the UK Parliament on February 22 during PMQ session with regard to the death of UK citizen Mr. Barry Pring in 2008 in Ukraine and the relevant criminal investigation.
In March 2012 the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reclassified this criminal case as a premeditated murder. The case is still under investigation in Ukraine by Prosecutor’s Office of the Kyiv Region and local criminal police. All legal representatives in this process will be duly notified and updated on the progress in the investigation.
The Embassy of Ukraine in London is not a law enforcement agency and cannot interfere or in any way influence a criminal investigation. Nor do we consider it appropriate that the criminal investigation be conducted under any political or personal pressure. All concerns with regard to this case should be addressed to the relevant Ukrainian investigative authorities – the Interior Ministry and Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. The Embassy stands ready to assist with such communication and further cooperation between Ukrainian and British authorities on this case.