"The real source enabling us
to improve social standards considerably,
and to finance the army, and start
funding the programmes for employment and new jobs,
is US$1.5 billion the sum that was arrested and is stored
in the Savings Bank of Ukraine, but no judgement
on asset forfeiture has been delivered for the
two years ", stressed Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an Hour of Questions
to the Government on Friday, February 19, at
the Verkhovna Rada.
The Prime Minister said that had
appealed to the Prosecutor's Office and the whole Ukrainian law
enforcement system for several times to bring this case to end,
to confiscate these assets.
"We will transfer
them immediately to the state budget of the country. And I ask for the
support of the Parliament and to ensure the adoption of a
separate law to make it easier for prosecutors to
perform their functions in confiscation of these funds", said
the Prime Minister.