Yanukovych and family laundered up to UAH 77.2 billion

2014/04/10 • News

Former president Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage “legalized” UAH 77.2bn revenues obtained by criminal methods, reports the press service of the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine on its website on April 9.

The service has been conducting an investigation into the financial dealings of Yanukovych and his circle since March 1, paying special attention to money laundering of funds obtained through corruption, the embezzlement of public funds, and the appropriation of public property by the former president of Ukraine, his family, and former government officials and related parties.

Financial investigations are also being conducted on individuals involved in the organization of deliberate mass murder and the separatist activity taking place in Ukraine, the service reports.

These investigations are being coordinated with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the Security Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Revenues, and the National Bank of Ukraine.

Results of the financial investigations completed in March have been sent to law enforcement and include 126 primary and secondary materials. According to the evidence, the total sum of funds obtained through criminal activity and subsequently laundered is thought to reach UAH 77.2bn., the press statement says.

The Financial Monitoring Service reports that particular attention has been focused on finding and blocking the financial funds and total assets of the named individuals in banks and other financial institutions of Ukraine. Thus, as a result of measures taken by the Service, the accounts of 67 individuals have been identified and blocked (as of April 1, 2014). They include:

– Banks accounts totaling UAH 261.1mn, US $15mn, EUR 2.6mn, RUB 0.4mn, precious metals (gold and silver) with total value of UAH 3mn and also shares with total value of UAH 1.1bn.

– Seven bank accounts of legal entities connected to the named individuals containing funds totaling UAH 630.9mn .The total amount of blocked funds by SCFM in March this year is the equivalent of UAH 2.2bn.

Additionally, the location and identification of the aforementioned assets abroad was given special attention. The Financial Monitoring Service sent requests to financial investigative units of 136 countries with the goal of establishing and further blocking bank accounts, corporate rights, securities and other legal claims to real estate and other assets.

“These financial investigations are being conducted with unprecedented support of our international partners,” the Financial Monitoring Service reports.

Cooperation has been particularly active with representatives of the financial investigative departments and law enforcement agencies of the United States and the United Kingdom. A series of working meetings have taken place to determine further joint measures for identifying and freezing the assets of former officials and related parties.

At the same time, the Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine are taking measures to curb the activities of the so-called conversion centers and the illegal withdrawal of foreign currency funds from Ukraine, the press statement concludes.

Source: http://www.sdfm.gov.ua/news.php?news_id=2546&lang=uk

Translated by Anna Mostovych

  • https://www.facebook.com/KyivJoy Patricia Joy

    Since Yanokovitch has all the money, Putin should ask him to pay the gas bill for the country. Drop in the ocean compared to that lot.

  • http://gravatar.com/mikeakostelny mikeakostelny

    Just as Vidkun Quisling betrayed his country Norway to the Nazis, so Viktor Yanukovych has likewise betrayed Ukraine to the Russians. Yanukovych should have his Ukrainian citizenship revoked as he works for the Russian Dictator, Vladimir Putin, not for the best interests of Ukraine! In addition, to the 77 UAH that this Quisling stole from the hard-working poor people of Ukraine, this traitor has in effect SOLD all of Crimea to his pal Putin as if it was his property to give away?! For it is apparent for all the world to see that these two Oligarchs work hand-in-hand, serving their own interests and not the interests of the common people whom they pretend to serve. For the moment, the deserter and murderer of Maidan heroes, Viktor Yanukovych thinks he is safe, as Putin has plucked him from the angry hands of the Ukrainian people who would enjoy to return some of the treatment to Yanukovych that he did to their sons and daughters (who died needlessly as they simply sought to speak to Yanukovych under the banner of a peaceful protest). And just as Hitler plucked Mussolini from out of the hands of his own people in Italy, so Putin has brought his political bedfellow ‘Yanukolini’ to protective custody under the wing of his ‘evil Empire’. But History is known to repeat itself, especially as these two thugs, Viktor and Vladimir, cannot seem to learn their basic lessons. Fate will one day see the end of these two mad-dogs, for (who knows?! perhaps) it will be ‘Benito’ Yanukovych hanging upside down in Maidan Square much to the angry amusement of the people he so greatly wronged?! Now the real monster, of course, is Putin who will one fine day face his nemesis for the 130 billion dollars he stole from the Russian people as well as all the people he had murdered. So, here we have it: the big thief, Putin (an ex-KGB thug), is asking from Ukraine to pay their gas bill to him, when he himself stole all of Crimea from Ukraine (a property arguably worth trillions of US dollars in lost tax revenue, oil resources, tourism and real estate value priced over the next few centuries!); whereas this Ukrainian Quisling, Yanukovych–the little thief– dares to ask whether it is safe for him to return to his property in Ukraine, in the Crimea?! It is obvious that both these hooligans not only deserve each other but will deserve the destiny that soon awaits them, Deo Volente! (God Willing!)

    • https://www.facebook.com/KyivJoy Patricia Joy

      Since Yankochainovitch stole all of Ukraines money, he should be asked to pay the gas bill.