The State Financial Monitoring Service blocked 1 billion 340 million USD on the accounts of 19 non-resident companies tied to former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his associates. This was stated at the Cabinet of Ministers session by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.
The Prime Minister sated that the arrest of these funds was approved in court.
“The vast majority of these fund were directed through offshore companies to buy state loan obligations for Ukraine, and Ukraine paid 19% annual revenue in addition to the stolen funds,” stated Yatseniuk.
On orders of the government, the police and court institutions are to return the arrested funds to the state budget, added Yatseniuk.
The State Financial Monitoring Service earlier discovered 42 non-resident companies tied to former President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates.
Source: Radio Svoboda
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina