Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Cypriot investment companies appeal against confiscation of $1.5 billion from Yanukovych environment

    A number of Cyprus-based companies are going into litigation with Ukraine to appeal the judgment of the Kramatorsk city court of Donetsk Oblast on the confiscation of $1.5 billion from the Viktor Yanukovych environment, reported Interfax Ukraine.

    Interfax received a letter from the lawyers of Dmytro Shcherbyna and Maksym Kovalenko who represent the interests of the following companies: Akemi Management Ltd., Aldoza Investments Ltd., Erosaria Ltd., Opalcore Ltd., Foxtron Networks Ltd., Loricom …

  • Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych was taken to Russia twice in February 2014

    Viktor Yanukovych was conveyed to Russia twice at the end of April 2014, said Alexey Donskoy, prosecutor in the Yanukovych case.

    “In fact he ended up going there twice. The first time was the night between the 22nd and 23rd of February 2014. From the Urzuf settlement in the Donetsk region, which is on the coast of the Sea of Azov, he and Klyuyev, a bodyguard and escorts [Yanukovych’s mistress Lyubov Polezhay], were taken to Yeysk by two Russian helicopters. How these helicopters were not …

  • Ukraine's removal of Yanukovych-appointed officials is 98% complete

    The state authorities of Ukraine are 98% clear of the officials involved in the violation of human rights during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, as stated in an interview with Deutsche Welle by the Director of the Lustration Department at Ukraine's Justice Ministry, Anastasia Zadorozhna.

    According to her, the process of clearing Ukraine of all officials from the Yanukovych period is almost complete. "Those who were found liable under the law on lustration were fired. Sometimes people …

  • The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine estimates that Yanukovych and associates stole $40 billion

    Deputy Prosecutor General Evgeniy Enin stated on Ukrainian Media Network TV that during Victor Yanukovych’s presidency, he and his associates stole 40 billion USD from the country.

    "According to our estimates, about 40 billion US dollars were stolen during Viktor Yanukovych's rule. In just 2.5 years they managed to get away with an amount equal to the state budget of Ukraine," Enin said.

    According to investigators, Yanukovych’s criminal organization consisted of seven criminal groups which …

  • Yanukovych high treason trial begins in Ukraine

    On May 4, the first preliminary session charging former president Viktor Yanukovych with high treason took place in Ukraine. Ukrainian media called this case “trial of the century”.

    Viktor Yanukovych is being accused of committing crimes according to the criminal code of Ukraine, most notably “High treason”, “Complicity in intentional actions, committed with the goal of changing the territorial borders and state borders of Ukraine,” and “Complicity in aggressive warfare”. The military …

  • Ukrainian authorities state where they will spend the $1.5 billion confiscated from former president Yanukovych

    On April 28, information came to light about the confiscation of the assets of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in accordance with the ruling of a court in Kramatorsk. Current President Petro Poroshenko noted that this money must not be “squandered”, but rather directed toward the army and the public sphere. Poroshenko also announced a new blocking of funds to the accounts of former officials. The runaway president’s legal defense denied that this money exists. Later, Prosecutor …

  • Yanukovych filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights

    Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych sent an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights or ECHR claiming "the violation of his right to participate in court hearings in the case, where he is accused by the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office of state treason." This was announced by Yanukovych's lawyer, Vitaly Serdyuk on Espresso TV.

    "Viktor Yanukovych has already signed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights, which refers to the violation of the right for access to justice, …

  • Shares of Ukraine’s largest telecommunications company were seized in connection with a Yanukovych case

    Interfax reported that according to Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, the Pechersk District Court in Kyiv granted the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to seize the shares of communications service providers Ukrtelecom and TriMob.

    "The GPU’s (Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine) organized crime division is conducting an investigation with regard to 220 million hryvnia (8.2 million USD) illegally allocated from the state budget of Ukraine on the instructions of …

  • Ukraine and Latvia agreed to coordinate efforts to return money withdrawn under Yanukovych

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis agreed to coordinate efforts to return to Ukraine the money illegally withdrawn by former officials under the Yanukovych regime. Poroshenko said during a briefing at Riga, "Today we reached several important agreements, including on further work and coordination in the return of Ukrainian financial assets."

    Poroshenko thanked Latvia for supporting Ukraine’s aspirations to European integration, for condemning Russia's …

  • DPR wants to ban Yanukovych and members of the Party of Regions from entering separatist-held territory

    The leader of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, suggested banning the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and members of his former party, from entering the republic, as he stated during a briefing in Donetsk.

    "We are better off without traitors. Although, in fact he is still the president of Ukraine, since he did not surrender his powers and what happened in Kyiv was an illegal seizure of power. Anything that happens in the DPR now does not concern him," …