The State Financial Monitoring Service blocked 1 billion 340 million USD on the accounts of 19 non-resident companies tied to former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich and his associates. This was stated at the Cabinet of Ministers session by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.
The Prime Minister sated that the arrest of these funds was approved in court.
“The vast majority of these fund were directed through offshore companies to buy state loan obligations for Ukraine, and Ukraine paid 19% annual revenue in addition to the stolen funds,” stated Yatseniuk.
On orders of the government, the police and court institutions are to return the arrested funds to the state budget, added Yatseniuk.
The State Financial Monitoring Service earlier discovered 42 non-resident companies tied to former President Viktor Yanukovich and his associates.
The government has carried out the plans in regard to collaboration with the IMF. The least progress is in the social sphere.
Arseniy Yatseniuk’s Cabinet of Ministers has passed the 100-day barrier, after which the moratorium on the criticism of the government’s work ends. But the majority of the experts surveyed by Forbes are not hasty to make use of this right now. Their verdict: under conditions of war, the Cabinet of Ministers has done everything possible, and it is at least naïve to demand reform, even those they had promised and those that are very relevant. Continue reading →
“If Russia is out of the game, we will solve the situation in the East of Ukraine within a week or two. But while Russia is supporting and financing the terrorists, giving them access to Ukrainian territory – this creates enormous difficulties,” emphasised the Prime Minister of Ukraine at the Energy Security Summit in Berlin this Wednesday, May 28th.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk considers the statements on Ukraine made on May 7 by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin suspicious and a possible prelude to new provocations by Moscow. Yatsenyuk expresses his views during an interview on channel 5 Thursday evening, May 8, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.
“Vladimir Putin’s statement alarmed me…It gave me a sense of foreboding, They say one thing and do something else. After this statement I asked our law enforcement to strengthen security for May 9, Yatsenyuk said. Continue reading →