Anti-Corruption Bureau asks Interpol to put Yanukovych on international wanted list

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is specified that this case has been investigating since December 2019 and the materials of the case has over 1,500 volumes
15:37, 9 August 2021

Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) intends to ask Interpol to put fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr on the international wanted list as they are suspected of the appropriation of Mezhyhirya Residence as NABU Director Artem Sytnyk reported.

“We will try. I do not know how successful it will be but, of course, we will try to do it – to appeal to the Interpol on the detection of Yanukovych and his son,” Sytnyk said.

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Earlier, the NABU and the SAPO asked the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine to arrest ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr in absentia in the case of the appropriation of Mezhyhirya Residence.

Besides, the NABU specified that it has been investigating this case since December 2019 and the materials of the case have over 1,500 volumes.

Related: Zelensky enacts sanctions against Yanukovych, Azarov and other ex-officials

Earlier, the case of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's fourth president, will be investigated in absentia. These are proceedings to Yanukovych’s seizure of power in autumn 2010.

As a reminder, on May 28, the public prosecutor Iryna Venediktova promised to achieve the extradition of the ex-president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych.

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On March 25, Kyiv Court of Appeal reaffirmed the sentence about the arrest of Viktor Yanukovych in absentia. The judicial authority looked into the case of high treason, in which the former president of Ukraine is a convict. 

Earlier, on March 19, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has imposed sanctions against former high-ranking officials and law enforcement officers. Sanctions were imposed, in particular, against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.


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