A company owned by Yanukovych’s son enriched itself mostly through coal tenders

2014/02/24 • News

Monday, February 24, 2014 , 12:03

While frequently denied, the association, Donbas Financial Transactions Center (“DFTC”), belongs to the family of Viktor Yanukovych. This, as reported by “Nashi Hroshi” (“Our Money”), has been revealed in a memorandum found by journalists in Mezhyhirya and published on Facebook by Catherine Kaplyuk.

As noted, the document is addressed to Dmitry Sydlyarenko, acting director of Tantalit LLP (which owns Mezhyhirya), and signed by D. Kozlytyn, senior legal counsel of Management Assets Corporation (MACo, owned by Oleksandr Yanukovych).
The document speaks of the need to sign and adopt the minutes of the meeting of DFTC founders – SPS-group LLC and Kyivtekhnoprombud.

Note that DFTC and affiliated companies have been the unconditional leaders in state-owned coal tenders in recent years. The association’s earnings came from both supplying various equipment to state-owned mines and reselling state coal with a huge margin. The association was also suspected of reselling coal from kopankas (illegal mines), the publication says. Following the dissolution of DFTC, it was replaced by companies related to the association through the same telephone number. In addition, last year, the DFTC group bought ore-dressing plants in Donbas “for a song”.

MACo corporation, owned by Oleksandr Yanukovych, has always denied any connection to the DFTC association or to the subsequently established DFTC LLC. Note that, according to documents found in Mezhyhirya, Dmitry Sydlyarenko, the acting director of Tantalit, is also the founder of AVK Development company LLC, a company that was organizing the household of the Mezhyhirya palace.

Translated by Halyna Kalyzhna, edited by Lesia Alexandra Stangret

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