The advocates of the former president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych claimed that the European Commission and EU countries-members did not find out any funds that belong to the fourth president of Ukraine. The press service of the British law firm JOSEPH HAGE AARONSON LLP that acts for Yanukovych reported this.
‘According to the article eight of the Council Regulation #208/2014 that imposes the EU sanctions against Yanukovych, the EU countries-members and other should immediately report to the European Commission any available information concerning the funds and economic resources possessed or controlled by Yanukovych and which were frozen due to the Regulation. Although the fact that three years passed since the imposing of the sanctions and despite the mentioned demand on notification, the European Commission officially confirmed that it did not get any information about the funds or economic resources possessed or controlled by Yanukovych that were frozen in the result of the EU sanctions’, the message reported.
Almost 70 million of dollars were frozen in the bank accounts of Yanukovych in 2014 in Switzerland. However, Yanukovych claimed that he does not own these funds and he has not bank accounts or assets in any other country except Ukraine.
The Swiss authorities confirmed that there are no bank accounts or assets in the name of Yanukovych in Switzerland in March 2017.