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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: The assets worth US$ 1.5 billion belonging to the Yanukovych's regime must be confiscated to replenish the state budget for 2016
02.12.2015 | 17:27

"I hope members of the Parliament and the Ukrainian judicial system will demonstrate complete understanding regarding the need to carry out legal procedures to execute forfeiture of assets accumulated during the regime of Viktor Yanukovych. The sum worth 40 billion hryvnias is what should be confiscated and should replenish the state budget of Ukraine in 2016," stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a CMU session on Wednesday, 2 December.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that back in 2014, due to the activity of a governmental body responsible for combating money laundering, there had been arrested assets worth US$ 1.5 billion, "on accounts of Yanukovych and his team". The Prime Minister reminded that he had appealed to the Prosecutor's office and the entire law enforcement system to ensure these funds confiscated.

He appealed to the Ukrainian Parliament to adopt an additional law providing an opportunity to carry out the procedure of confiscation.

Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged law enforcement bodies and the judicial system "to deliver an appropriate judgment that will enable us to obtain additional 40 billion hryvnias into the state budget".

"The Government's stance is the sum worth 40 billion hryvnias should be forfeited following all necessary legal procedures and be transferred into a special fund. This special Fund shall be used to solve both the national security and defense issues and cover other needed expenses", stressed the Head of Government.


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