Detectives of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine received additional evidence of illegal payments from the "black cash" fund of the Party of Regions for an American political consultant, Paul Manafort, as reported by Dzerkalo Tyzhnia.
"According to the weekly, recently NABU received additional evidence of payments for Manafort from the accounts affiliated with the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. The evidence was indicative of financial transactions in the European banks where Manafort received money," Zerkalo Nedeli reported.
On May 31, a Member of Parliament, Serhiy Leshchenko, released data showing that the Party of Regions provided large sums of money for the activities of the party "Our Ukraine" and the Communist Party, as well as for the work of the Central Electoral Commission in 2012.
The documents also named a political consultant, Paul Manafort, who had to leave the campaign headquarters of Donald Trump because of the "black accounts" scandal.
The Bureau confirmed the presence of Manafort among the list of "black accounts" of the Party of Regions, which indicates that he received 12.7 million dollars. The matter is currently under investigation.
Manafort himself denies receiving these payments.