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 extremely important social programs at the next session; not for salary, not for pensions. There is money from May. Why are changes in the budget not taking these funds into account? I ask this question constantly before the leadership, because I want to implement these programs somehow. I'm not even talking about the Prosecutor's Office”, Lutsenko said.
He also believes that the confiscated money can be invested in healthcare reform, especially in rural areas. “Now it is very important, for example, to carry out healthcare reform, to do it not only having changed the Soviet healthcare system but by filling it with relevant content,” he added.
Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine guarantees sufficient protection to the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych so he can be physically present in court. According to Lutsenko, Yanukovych has only one legal way to participate in the hearing on state treason for which he has been accused: he must come to Ukraine.