Switzerland extends freezing of Yanukovych’s assets for another year

Source : 112 Ukraine

This decision concerns the assets of ex-president’s sidekicks
13:41, 20 December 2018

The Swiss authorities have extended the freezing of the assets of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his allies, as the Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine reported on Twitter.

“On December 19, the Federal Council adopted the decision on the extension of the preventive freezing of the assets of fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych and his allies for another year,” the message said.

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It is noted that the goal of such decision is the support of the court cooperation between Switzerland and Ukraine.

In 2014, Switzerland froze the assets of Yanukovych in the sum of $69 million for three years.

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The term of the actions of these sanctions should expire in February 2017; however, the Federal Council extended them for one more year in 2016.

Yanukovych is charged with state treason, assistance in deliberate actions against Ukraine’s state border, sovereignty and territorial integrity and the assistance in leading the aggressive war against Ukraine.  

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