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National Police and SFS revealed a large archive of Yanukovych and his "family"
16.12.2015 | 15:31
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

In a 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 16.

Arseniy 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.

In his 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".

In 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.

"Currently, 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.

Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine assured that the investigation would be completed as soon as possible and with maximal efficiency.

Arseniy 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".

The Prime 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 ".

Arseniy 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."

 

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