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Ukraine's Investigation Bureau claims not having received Yanukovych's cases from SAP, NABU

SAP sources say that about 50 cases, including the Mezhyhirya case, were passed to the bureau
17:39, 9 January 2019
Reuters

The State Investigation Bureau of Ukraine denied it received 50 cases against ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, reads the message on the bureau’s website. 

‘The information does not correspond to reality. The mentioned criminal proceedings haven’t been passed to the State Investigation Bureau,’ the agency reported. 

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It is noted that a number of mass media reported, with the reference to the sources in the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's office (SAP), that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and SAP had passed about 50 cases against Yanukovych. 

In particular, materials on seizing the Mezhyhirya Residence (Novi Petrivtsi, Kyiv region) were passed along with the files on seizing hunting grounds in Sukholuchhya, Kyiv region. 

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Earlier today, we reported that SAP and NABU passed the cases concerning Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to the State Investigation Bureau. 

The Head of the State Investigation Bureau Roman Truba stated that the bureau would not accept materials of the cases from other law enforcement agencies in case of such transfer.

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