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 helicopters flew ... in this and other operations. There could be more massive actions with respect to these individuals,” the Prosecutor General said.
He also noted that he was constantly being criticized for the cost of transporting the detainees by helicopter. “Well, first of all, they cost very little. They cost less than one-tenth of a percent of the property recovered but that is why there are police helicopters available for this task. The helicopters won’t remain idle for long periods of time," Lutsenko explained.
Earlier, the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatoly Matios announced a new wave of investigation against former officials in Viktor Yanukovych’s regime.