Contents tagged with Lutsenko

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine confirmed that Ukraine has received funds confiscated from Yanukovych

    Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko has stated that the money confiscated from an organized criminal group operating under former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has been credited into the accounts of the State Treasury. Lutsenko made the announcement on Facebook.

    “Not all of the USD 1.5 billion seized from the Yanukovych-led criminal group disappeared. It was placed into the Treasury accounts a long time ago and was subsequently invested into the National Army and infrastructure projects, …

  • Saakashvili: Prosecutor General of Ukraine Lutsenko is preparing my arrest and extradition to Georgia

    The leader of the party, Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the General Prosecutor's Office was preparing documents for his arrest and extradition to Georgia, as indicated on his Facebook page.

    "Prosecutor General Lutsenko has started the process of preparing documents with the aim of my arrest and extradition to Georgia for the actions during my presidency," Saakashvili wrote.

    On October 24th, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the State Migration Service …

  • Lutsenko: Saakashvili will not be expelled from Ukraine over incident at Shehyni border checkpoint

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko has made assurances that Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the party "Movement of New Forces" (Rukh Novykh Syl) and former head of the Odessa regional administration, will not be expelled from Ukraine and will not be arrested in connection with the incident at the Shehyni border checkpoint.

    "As Prosecutor General, I tell you clearly: Saakashvili will not be arrested in relation to this case, [and] Saakashvili cannot be extradited from this country while …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine asks Prime Minister Groysman to fire finance minister

    Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed a letter to the prime minister requesting the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. He spoke about this on Wednesday, August 23, during a work visit to the Dnipropetrovsk province.

    During the visit with the prosecutors of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Lutsenko expressed dissatisfaction with Danylyuk’s work, accusing him, amongst other things, of not increasing the prosecutors’ salaries.

    “The thing is that since September, …

  • Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office initiates investigation into alleged tax evasion by the Prosecutor General

    The head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), Nazar Kholodnytskyi said that an investigation has begun following the statements of the leader of the Radical Party Oleh Lyashko about the house and tax declaration of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, UNN news agency reports.

    "The SAP responded to the statements made by the leader of the Radical Party, which he made during the consideration of the petition. We submitted his two applications to the Unified …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: Yanukovych’s money should be publicly shared and given to healthcare reform

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said on Channel 5 TV that the “Yanukovych money” that was confiscated and added to the state budget should be shared with the public and that it should go to healthcare reform in particular.

    “The state treasury got USD 1.1 billion and another USD 200 million in securities. The question is why politicians from the government do not share this money in the budget now. I publicly insist that these funds should be allocated in the budget for …

  • Lutsenko claims the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has enough evidence to remove immunity from six people's deputies

    The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has enough evidence to remove immunity from six People's Deputies. Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko announced on July 2, 2017 on Channel 5 that all the presentations that have already been made to parliament are backed up by legally collected evidence: audio recordings, videos and eyewitness accounts.

    “We have collected enough evidence to convince impartial deputies—and the key word here is ‘impartial’—of the need to remove the immunity of the [six] …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine said that more large-scale anti-corruption operations are coming

    In his interview with Ukraina (Ukraine) TV channel, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that even more massive special operations  will be carried out against former tax officials.  

    "It was an important operation. We prepared for it for more than six months, from seven to eight months. It had been necessary to get evidence about where the crimes occurred, who was involved, what was stolen and how much the ill-gotten gains were worth. These are conclusions of the institutes, and then the …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine talks about 1.2 million unsolved cases

    Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, said that the General Prosecutor’s Office together with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is investigating 1,2 million cases, the German news outlet Bild reports.

    “The problem is that my organization is much larger than the NABU. I have 10,000 employees, and 800 of them are investigators. The NABU has a total of 220 detectives. Together we are responsible for 150,000 state officials, and currently there are 1.2 million cases at …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: The investigation into the case of Yanukovych will be completed in February

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, in an interview with 1 + 1 TV channel, said that the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (GPU) plans to conduct all the necessary final interviews and examinations in February. Once the pre-trial investigation in the case of the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, is complete, the case will go to trial.

    "We do not plan to extend the terms of the pre-trial investigation, and that is why we will conduct all the final necessary …