Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office working to seize more funds belonging to Yanuckovych

    In 2018, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine plans to confiscate UAH 5 billion of funds belonging to the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and his entourage, as stated by the Prosecutor General, Yuriy Lutsenko, on ZIK TV.

    "Next year, we will continue the special confiscation of assets belonging to Yanukovych’s organized criminal group, we hope to impound no less than 5 billion," Lutsenko said.

    He also added that the government should take all necessary steps to disburse …

  • Media: Yanukovych's lawyer brought Molotov cocktails to the Pechersky Court in Kyiv

    Former President Viktor Yanukovych’s lawyer brought wooden bats, blocks, and glass bottles with fuses in the form of rags – the materials needed for gasoline bombs - to a session of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv. It is still unknown if there was a combustible solution inside.

    As Channel 112 reported, lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk was trying to use these materials to prove that the protest on Maidan was not peaceful. "These are threats; this is material evidence, which the whole time have been …

  • Ukrainian Minister of Justice: Kyiv guarantees Yanukovych’s safety if he returns to Ukraine

    The former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, does not have to worry for his life and can return to Ukraine to take part in the lawsuit against him, said the Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, during an interview with Delovaya Stolitsa.

    "Yanukovych has the opportunity to return to Ukraine and independently submit his position in court and the state will guarantee his security," Petrenko assured.

    In addition, the Minister is certain that the lawsuit against Yanukovych has no political …

  • 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, …

  • Russia extends Yanukovych asylum permit by another year

    The Rostov Region Office of Immigration of the Russian Interior Ministry extended the temporary asylum of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych until October 26, 2018. This was reported by the newspaper Kommersant. Vitaly Serdyuk, Yanukovych’s attorney, confirmed this information to the publication.

    According to Kommersant, the document that was issued in October 2015 expired on October 26, 2017. And the newspaper’s source in law enforcement stated that Victor Yanukovych has no other …

  • Ukraine seizes property of the former Head of Yanukovych's administration

    The property and bank accounts belonging to Andriy Klyuyev and his brother Serhiy were seized during a criminal investigation, as stated in the response of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to the inquery of the UNN agency. Klyuyev is the former Head of the Administration of the Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

    "To ensure criminal proceedings on the property, the arrest is imposed on the bank accounts of the suspects [Andrey and Sergey Klyuyev], both on the territory of …

  • Media: People from Putin’s circle have seized Yanuckovych’s estate in Crimea

    Possession of the villa of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at Cape Aya in the Crimea was transferred to the Bereg Company, associated with Gennady Timchenko, Nikolay Shamalov, Sergey Rudnov and Sergey Roldugin: all friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by the Municipal Scanner volunteer project which reports on corruption in Russia .

    The former recreational resort at Cape Aya was privatized by the Yanukovych family in 2007 at the same time as Mezhyhirya. After …

  • Kravchuk: On night of student beating at Maidan, Yanukovych and I sang karaoke after going hunting

    On 30 November 2013 when students were protesting at the Maidan, the first Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, together with Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage went hunting, after which they had dinner and sang karaoke, said Kravchuk on the Batsman Live program on channel NewsOne.

    Kravchuk related how in 2013 at Yanukovych’s invitation, he used to go hunting with him and his entourage nearly every Saturday. “A lot of people. 20 people, sometimes 22. For the most part, these were people who …

  • Russian court issues an arrest warrant for the Ukrainian prosecutor on Yanukovych’s case

    The prosecutor of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, Ruslan Kravchenko, who is conducting the high treason case against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych , was arrested in absentia in the Russian Federation for allegedly "unlawfully bringing to justice" an admiral from the Russian Federation, Russian media reported.

    Reports say that according to Russia, "Russian citizen Admiral Alexander Vitko was deliberately, unlawfully brought to justice for political reasons in …

  • Yanukovych to file a lawsuit against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights

    Viktor Yanukovych, the former President of Ukraine, will file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights within a month, according to his lawyer, Vitaly Serdyuk, who said that his client intends to complain about Ukraine’s violation of his right to access justice and protection.

    Yanukovych’s defense team will not wait for the verdict of the Ukrainian court in the high treason case against him. His lawyers regard the decision of the court to begin his trial in absentia as an actual …