Panama Papers: Poroshenko linked to offshores cooperating with Russian “Gazprom”

Source : 112 Ukraine

New papers from “Panama Archive” have been published
12:14, 10 May 2016

Intraco Management Ltd., registered in British Virgin Islands, is on the list of offshores from the updated “Panama Papers” published on May 9. Sergiy Zaitsev is mentioned as the beneficiary of the company.

A journalist Dmytro Gnap has found out, that a person with the similar name and surname is the Deputy General Director of “Roshen” corporation. Moreover, he is a co-owner of “Central European Confectionery Factory” together with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The journalist informed about it on Facebook.

Moreover, according to Gnap, earlier Sergiy Zaitsev was a class mate and the first business partner of Petro Poroshenko.

Gnap reminded, that earlier Intraco Management has already been linked to Petro Poroshenko and his friend Igor Kononenko. “My colleague Denys Kazanskiy has published documents, proving that this offshore company paid for vacation and education of Kononenko’s daughter and Poroshenko’s charter flights after he has become President. The company has also been connected to suspicious operations. In particular, according to it purchased fuel in autumn 2014 from a subsidiary company of Russian gas company “Gazprom”, - the journalist added.

Earlier, journalists and dozens of media all over the planet simultaneously released materials about owners of large offshore businesses. The investigation is based on the so-called Panama Archive, the selection of documents belonging to Mossack Fonseca, Panama-based low-profile company.  

The documents reveal activities of the company from 1977 till December 2015; they unfold stories about offshore mechanisms of concealing billions of dollars, involving former and current heads of states, and other famous political figures and celebrities. Among them are President Petro Poroshenko, ex-Prime Ministers Pavlo Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau stated that it refuses to investigate Poroshenko’s offshore activity.

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