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Saakashvili funded his protests at the expense of Yanukovych allies, - Prosecutor
14:02, 5 December 2017
Saakashvili funded his protests at the expense of Yanukovych allies, - Prosecutor

Law enforcers set that Saakashvili allies received 500 000 dollars from Serhiy Kurchenko, who is hiding from Ukrainian justice in Moscow

14:02, 5 December 2017

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Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of Movement of New Forces, financed protests at the expense of Viktor Yanukovych allies, specifically, Serhiy Kurchenko. Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General, reported that during his briefing, broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“I am disclosing the first part of the joint operation of the SBU and General Prosecutor’s Office to break the revenge-plan of the pro-Kremlin forces in Ukraine. This concerns cooperation of a number of politicians, Mikheil Saakashvili first of them, with the members of Yanukovych’s organized criminal group, Serhiy Kurchenko first of them, in conducting and initiating protest rallies for the money at the expense of those mentioned above. The rallies aimed at seizing state power in Ukraine and abetting members of Yanukovych’s, Kurchenko’s organized criminal group to stop criminal prosecution and restore control over the assets, earlier illegally acquired in Ukraine,” the Prosecutor noted.

According to Lutsenko, Severion Dangadze, Saakashvili’s ally, approached Serhiy Kurchenko with an offer.

“It was established that Ukrainian citizen Severion Dangadze, Saakashvili’s ally, as agreed with Saakashvili himself, approached Serhiy Kurchenko, hiding from Ukrainian justice in Moscow, via his proxy to offer he funds Saakashvili’s activity in exchange for interests of the criminal group,” reads the message.

Law enforcers recorded that Saakashvili’s company got around half a million dollars from the Russian side.

“Almost half of the sum was handed over to Dongadze under the control of Ukrainian special agencies, recording numbers of Currency notes and transmission operation itself,” Lutsenko said.

Lutsenko stressed that several Ukrainians in Moscow, cooperated with the law enforcers and gave secret testimony.

The Prosecutor General released to public audio and video evidences of Kurchenko’s financing activity of Saakashvili and other members of the criminal group, who are directly connected to Russia’s FSB, according to Lutsenko.

The Head of the Prosecutor’s General Office, Saakashvili received “two tranches” from Kurchenko.

As we reported earlier, on December 5, an opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili was detained after the country's General Prosecutor’s Office together with the Security Service of Ukraine conducted searches in his house.

Saakashvili himself got on the roof of the building threatening to jump down. A crowd of law-enforcers, journalists and Saakashvili's allies gathered near the house at Kostyolna street in the very downtown of Kyiv.

Saakashvili was served a suspicion of aiding and abetting participants of a criminal group and abetting criminal activity.

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