ICU is not involved in looting of state funds by Yanukovych's allies, - prosecutor's office

Source : 112 Ukraine

The additional expert study takes place
17:30, 17 January 2018

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The Prosecutor General's Office held the check and found that the ICU Company did not violate the law and did not participate in the siphoning of the state funds out of the country by the entourage of Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine. Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed this during the session of the National Security Committee as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

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'Before the release of Al Jazeera materials, the investigation questioned the worker of the National Bank, 'OshchadBank', ICU and got the answer. We ordered the check of the ICU by the authoritative central government body in spring 2017. The check was held. The result stated that the ICU did not violate the acting legislation. However the materials of the check were submitted to the expert study that can give us an objective answer on the violations of the acting law by the workers of the banks or ICU during the execution of the deals on the purchase of the domestic government loan bonds', Lutsenko said.

According to him, the decision on the close of the case towards the responsibility of the workers of the banks and ICU or the serving of the charges to them will be made in the results of the expert study.

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As we reported Al Jazeera published the court ruling of Kramatorsk Court as of March 28, 2017, on the asset forfeiture of the funds of Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine in the sum of 1.5 billion dollars within the investigation. The document contains 94 pages with the mentioning of the surnames and companies involved in the plundering. One of them is Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU) was managed by Ukraine's Central Bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, a close ally of Poroshenko.


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