Transparency International (TI) encourages Ukrainian authorities to fully investigate corruption crimes of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and to return billions of euros he stole from Ukrainian budget, it is said in the press release on the organization’s website.
The organization urged the European Union to preserve sanctions imposed on Yanukovych and his surrounding.
“Since Yanukovych fled to Russia nothing has been made to investigate numerous corruption crimes of Viktor Yanukovych and his surrounding”, - Head of Management Board at “TI Ukraine” Andriy Marusov said.
“After Yanukovych fled Great Britain became a haven for illegally obtained wealth of the ex-President’s surrounding. British authorities should’ve been more responsible searching for the money and this requires support from their counterparts in Ukraine. TI urges British authorities to investigate the matter”, - stated Managing Director at “Transperance International Great Britain” Robert Barrington.
It is mentioned in the press release that Russian office of Transparency International will support Ukrainian colleagues in revealing wealth of Yanukovych in the Russian Federation. “We suspect that his residence in Mezhygirya is just a tip of the iceberg. We intend to find his wealth in Russia”, - said Managing Director at “TI Russia” Anton Pominov.