special operation of the National Police and the SFS there was discovered a
large archive of Yanukovych and his "family", in particular seals of over
30 offshore companies, bank documents that disclose the criminal schemes of
plundering of budgetary funds. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
appealed to the relevant authorities with a request to get legal assistance
from other countries to find out "where the funds were moved out of the
state budget of Ukraine".
The Head of
Government announced at a session of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, December
Yatsenyuk informed that the National Police of Ukraine and the State Fiscal Service
of Ukraine under support of the General Prosecutor's office had conducted a
special operation and for the first time the law enforcement system could have discovered
the largest archive of the Yanukovych "family" and of him personally.
report during the Gov’t session Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine Olexandr
Vakulenko reminded that the investigation officers of the National Police based
on the data of the State Fiscal Service had initiated criminal proceedings on
the fact of the activities of a number of conversion centers
which were engaged in the laundering of budgetary funds. As a result of the
conducted operation and obtained information, on 15 December the investigators and
operational officers searched a private flat in Kyiv and exempted a significant
part of the "family archive".
particular, according to Olexandr Vakulenko, there were exempted seals of over
30 offshore companies, bank documents that reveal the criminal schemes of
plundering of budgetary funds, personal papers of the former President. In
addition, there were seized original vouchers for the purchase of the
Mezhyhirya, the land plot and the house, an apartment on the Obolonska
embankment, parking lots at different addresses in Kyiv, a plot of land over 5
hectares in the village Novi Petrivtsi.
the investigators of the National Police jointly with representatives of the
General Prosecutor's office are engaged in the procedural implementation of
such documents for future use in court. I believe that the availability and
analysis of these documents will enable the investigators to make significant
progress in the investigation into this case and to facilitate the return of
illegally siphoned off assets belonging to the country," he said.
of the National Police of Ukraine assured that the investigation would be completed
as soon as possible and with maximal efficiency.
Yatsenyuk stressed that according to the data of the law enforcement
authorities, the money laundering process was carried out not only through
Western banks: "There are involved jurisdictions other than the European
Union and the United States of America".
Minister appealed to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Ukraine and the entire law enforcement system, including services to
fight against money laundering, noting the need to obtain legal assistance from
other countries to find out "where the funds were moved out of the state
budget of Ukraine ".
Yatsenyuk emphasized that he supports the initiative to send the appropriate
request through the General Prosecutor's office of Ukraine, "as the GPU is
responsible to contact with other law enforcement agencies of other countries and
request to disclose information and provide us with legal assistance to bring
to trial those guilty and return a verdict in this case."