Contents tagged with Yanukovych

  • Skripal poisoning suspect was awarded Hero of Russia for evacuating Yanukovych

    GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov), one of the prime suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, was head of the special operation to evacuate former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine, claims  Sergei Kanev, a journalist from the Investigation Control Center (ICC) who was recently forced to flee Russia. Kanev was part of the joint investigation into the Salisbury incident by The Insider and Bellingcat which uncovered the identities of the prime suspects.

    According to …

  • Ukraine's fist president Kravchuk speaks of attempt to assassinate Yanukovych

    Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk told news outlet in an interview that he was informed of plans to assassinate Ukraine’s fourth president, Viktor Yanukovych.

    Kravchuk said that, before the developments at the Maidan in Kyiv, he received an anonymous phone call in which he was told that Yanukovych’s assassination was being planned. The caller also said that a certain “Ceauşescu group” intended to handle Yanukovych the way former Romanian president Nicolae Ceauşescu had been …

  • Russia expects verdict on Yanukovych's loan case by August

    The Court of Appeal of England will deliver its verdict on Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia by August 1 this year, said Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak.

    “We are waiting for the court ruling. They will finish the cycle before going on vacation, the ruling must be announced during this period,” TASS cites Storchak as saying.

    According to the court’s website, the Court of Appeal will go on leave between August 1 and October 1 this year.

    Storchak said that the Court of Appeal …

  • Yanukovych was warned twice by Ukraine’s Security Service about looming Russian invasion

    The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) warned former president Yanukovych twice about an existing threat to the national security of Ukraine from Russia. He sent two letters to the president regarding the threat: one dated January 15, 2013 and another dated February 17, 2014.

    The UNIAN news agency reports that Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko provided this information in the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, during the questioning of MP Mykhailo Dobkin. According to Kravchenko, this …

  • Media: Yanukovych demands compensation from Ukraine for lawyers’ fees

    Former Ukrainian President Vitkor Yanukovych and his family are demanding that Ukraine reimburse them for their expenditure on defense attorneys in The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), DW reports.

    “193,207 pounds and 50 pence: this was the account presented to Ukrainian tax-payers by Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, his eldest son Oleksandr, and the widow of his deceased youngest son Viktor,” the newspaper writes, noting that the court later reduced this amount to 10,500 euros plus …

  • 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 …

  • Media: EU revising sanctions against Yanukovych

    The European Union (EU) has begun work to revise sanctions against former Ukrainian officials that are scheduled to expire on March 6. This concerns the fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych in particular, UNIAN reports, citing an EU Council representative.

    "Work on the latest review has begun. As usual, the decision will be made before the expiration of the decision that currently exists," the agency's source noted.

    On March 6, 2014, the European Union imposed sanctions against former …

  • Yanukovych’s lawyer: in March 2014 the Government of Ukraine decided to surrender the Crimea

    The decision to withdraw Ukrainian forces from the Crimea in spring 2014 was made on the recommendation of Serhiy Pashynsky who was the head of the Presidential administration of Ukraine at the time.

    Yanukovych’s lawyer, Vitalii Serdiuk, who represents the interests of the former President of Ukraine stated on his Facebook page that this is evidenced by Ihor Tenyukh, the former Defense Minister.

    According to a copy of the interrogation report published by Serdiuk, at a meeting of the National …

  • Media: Ex-Minister of Ecology from the Yanukovych administration returned to Ukraine

    Mykola Zlochevsky, who served as the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources under the Yanukovych administration and the owner of the largest gas producing company in Ukraine, Burisma Holdings, has returned to Ukraine, as reported by Ekonomichna Pravda citing a source familiar with the situation.   

    “He came to Kyiv recently and has already held several meetings,” the source informed.

    Zlochevsky left Ukraine at the end of 2014 due to the criminal proceedings against him for embezzlement. In …

  • 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 …