It has been alleged by Giuliani and others that Biden pushed for Shokin's firing to protect Burisma and Hunter Biden from investigation.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani returned to Ukraine Wednesday, shrugging off the scandal over seeking dirt from Kiev on rival Democrats. Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney and a key player in the President's dealings with Ukraine, traveled to speak with the former prosecutors for a documentary series meant to bolster unproven and debunked claims of corruption at the heart of the probe.
Derkach said in a statement after meeting Giuliani, "Unfortunately, our country has been at the center of scandals about worldwide corruption".
Derkach, the Ukrainian lawmaker who met with Giuliani, held a press conference in November making explosive unverified allegations against Burisma and the Bidens, including that $16.5 million received by Hunter Biden as payment from Burisma was stolen from Ukrainian citizens.
The ex-prosecutors have "all played some role in promoting claims" about former Vice President Joe Biden, former US Ambassador to Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, the paper said.
Reeker has testified in the impeachment inquiry and discussed the "irregular" role that Giuliani and others close to Trump played in USA policy toward Ukraine.
"Among other things, there are facts about the inefficient use of American taxpayers' money by representatives of Ukrainian state bodies".
After a stop in Budapest, Giuliani traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine's capital.
The U.S. embassy was not immediately available for comment. Giuliani's visit to Kyiv coincided with a visit by Philip Reeker, the acting US assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.
The president's personal attorney is meeting with current and former Ukrainian officials who have served as key sources for his questionable theories about Ukrainian corruption and election meddling as part of a documentary series by far-right network One America News Network (OAN) that is meant to discredit the impeachment process. Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian billionaire who had ties to Zelenskiy, also said he wasn't planning to meet Giuliani.
Giuliani did not respond to requests for comment from the Los Angeles Times.
Lutsenko was prosecutor general from May 2016 until August 2019.