More than half-ton of the gold stolen and carried out from Ukraine by the entourage of the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was arrested abroad. The Deputy of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Evgen Enin reported this to Insider.
‘Literally a few weeks ago within the cooperation with one European country we got the information about the arrest of the large run of gold and the issue is more than half-ton’, Enin said answering the issue of the stolen assets in the Yanukovych regime time.
According to Enin, the aggregate damage made by the Yanukovych regime is about 40 billion of dollars. 1.5 billion of dollars were arrested in Ukraine and returned to the state treasury.
Also, Enin told that the assets of the Yanukovych entourage were arrested in different countries, mostly European and the total sum of them is about 200 million of dollars. ‘It is early to tell that we lost all possibilities to find other assets stolen by Yanukovych regime’, he added.
Almost 70 million of dollars were frozen in the bank accounts of Yanukovych in 2014.
Also, the General Prosecutor’s Office arrested the funds of the former president Viktor Yanukovych in the sum of 127 million of dollars. The State Service Financial Monitoring Service froze the funds of 19 non-residents companies that were connected to the entourage of the former Ukrainian president in the sum of 1.34 billion of dollars.
The former president Yanukovych and Olexandr Yanukovych claim that they do not have any bank accounts, funds or other assets in Switzerland, excluding the Mako Trading SA Company that is owned by Olexandr and that possesses about one million of dollars. This account is transparent and is subject to the financial audit. The authorities of Switzerland did not confirm the fact of the existence of any other assets of president Yanukovych or Olexandr Yanukovych.