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Naftogaz denies that member of board of Ukrtransgaz owns offshores

The foundation was found for the long-term planning of the family’s heritage
12:59, 12 December 2017

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The ‘Naftogaz’ held the functional audit on the ‘Paradise Papers’ investigation that revealed the information about the offshores of Serhy Alekseenko, the member of the board of ‘Ukrtransgaz’ and denied the information on the abuse as the press service of the ‘Naftogaz’ reported.

‘It was established during the functional audit that ‘Ukrtransgaz’ did not sign the agreements with the Pioneer Foundation or/and Estera Trust Limited Company and did not do any payments to the mentioned companies. Serhy Alekseenko during his work at the position of the counselor of the Chairman of the Management Board had no power to manage the property or funds of the company or to unilaterally sign the agreements and contracts on behalf of the company’, the ‘Naftogaz’ claimed.

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The audit established that the Pioneer Foundation was registered on January 25, 2016, at the Isle of Man on the instruction of Serhy Alekseenko for the long-term planning of the family’s heritage.

The company claimed that the Pioneer Foundation did not hold any activity, did not set up any accounts and did not get any funds and property since the day it was founded. The Fund had any associated company and its activity was officially stopped on April 18, 2017.

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‘The information that was published by the mass media on the withdrawal of the funds abroad through the offshore Pioneer Foundation my Serhy Alekseenko, the member of the board of ‘Ukrtransgaz’ was not confirmed’, the company added.

As we reported the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ISIJ) published a new journalist investigation called the ‘Paradise Papers’ on November 5. According to the published information, Serhy Alekseenko, the member of the board of ‘Ukrtransgaz’ owned an offshore company, which he used to draw the currency abroad – in the breach of the exchange restrictions.

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