Contents tagged with Party of Regions

  • Ukrainian court rules it was unlawful to disclose that Manafort’s name appeared in Yanukovych’s party black ledger

    The Kyiv District Administrative Court has ruled that it was unlawful for National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) director Artem Sytnyk and Ukrainian parliament member Serhiy Leshchenko to publicize that Paul Manafort’s name featured in the so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions. The court announced its ruling in a press statement.

    “The District Administrative Court of the city of Kyiv has considered the nature of the lawsuit of MP Borislav Rosenblatt against NABU director Artem …

  • Media: The idea of renaming Ukrainian 'Party of Regions' to 'Opposition Bloc' belonged to Manafort

    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and Political Advisor to the Party of Regions Paul Manafort continued to cooperate with the representatives of Party of Regions even after the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled Ukraine, Novoye Vremya news outlet reports. The edition adds that according to Bloomberg, Manafort made 17 trips to Ukraine in 2014 and 2015.

    The agency’s sources clarified that Manafort returned to Ukraine just a few months after Yanukovych had fled to …

  • Media: former Chancellor of Austria could have been paid by Manafort for supporting Yanukovych’s interests

    Paul Manafort, former political strategist of the Party of Regions and former head of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign had lobbied many European politicians for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s interests. One of these politicians might be former Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, reported the Austrian newspaper Kurier.

    The FBI's indictment against Manafort does not include the names of European politicians,  whom Manafort paid more than $2 million for supporting positions …

  • Ukraine sends request to US to have Manafort questioned

    The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) is preparing new requests to question American political technologist Paul Manafort, who was a consultant of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and whose name features in the “black ledger” of the Party of Regions with respect to funds and their use, said Serhiy Horbatyuk, leader of the GPU’s special investigations department, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    “Yes, of course, we are preparing requests, we will send a request for …

  • Kyiv: Information on Manafort was disclosed at media’s request

    The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) said that it reported the existence of the name Paul Manafort in the Party of Regions’ “black ledger” in response to the media’s inquiries.

    “The NABU and SAP have repeatedly stated that no investigation has been carried out with respect to Paul Manafort. We stress that he is not a person being investigated by us. All comments regarding the presence of the name Paul Manafort in the lists of the so-called ‘black ledger’ of the Party of …

  • Media: Manafort received $17 million from Party of Regions in Ukraine

    Former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump Paul Manafort received $17 million from the Ukrainian Party of Regions in 2012-2013.

    The BBC reported that Manafort received money for work for the Party of Regions, of which former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was a member. This was revealed from documents that he filed with the U.S. Justice Department under the law on the registration of foreign agents.

    The consulting firm of Trump’s ex-campaign manager had to register as a …

  • Court releases $30 million belonging to the ex-head of Ukrhimtransammiak in Swiss bank

    The Appellate Court of Kyiv released $29.6 million in an account in Vontobel Bank (Switzerland) which belongs to a company owned by Victor Bondik, the former general director of the state –run company Ukrhimtransammiak.

    The court’s decision, handed down on January 31st, is available in the Common Register of Judgments.

    The matter involves the non-resident company Spess Asset Management, of which Bondik is both the owner and ultimate beneficiary.

    The funds were frozen by the Holosiivskyi …

  • Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau received information on Party of Region's graft scheme

    As reported by their press-service, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) confirmed that they received from former First Deputy Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Viktor Trepak the so-called “black accounting” documents of the Party of Regions.

    "In response to numerous media requests, we announce that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau really did receive Viktor Trepak’s application with attachments on Friday, May 27th," the statement reads.

    The NABU assured that …