Ukrainian Politics, Economics

 Last Year Yanukovych Cost 635 Million to Tax Payers

The upkeep of President Viktor Yanukovych in 2012 cost the country 635 million hryvnia, i.e. nearly 2 million hryvnia per day.

Forbes.uaand Journal of Public Procurement report that since 2010, thebeginning of presidential tenure, the amount has reached 1.42billion hryvnia. "Not a single tender for the construction andrenovation of the presidential sites was conducted by open tenderprocedure - all trades conducted on a non-competitive procurementfrom one participant," the newspaper notes.

In addition to direct spending, the sitespecifies "loss of the state in short-received profits - four elitearmored Mercedes, seized by customs were not sold but given away toState Affairs Administration; 30,000 hectares of hunting grounds inSuholuchia near Kiev and 9,000 hectares near Bear Mountain inCrimea were transferred to "Presidential" Kedr (Cedar) Hunting andFishing Association.

Carpathian residence Synehora has undergonereconstruction and completion of guest houses and restaurants for atotal amount of 81.32 million hryvnia this year. Since 2010 almost0.25 billion hryvnia have been spent on it. Reconstruction ofYanukovych's Crimean 'dachas', construction of helipads andreconstruction of nearby roads cost 94 million hryvnia in 2012 (373million hryvnia in the past three years).

Hunting. 124 million hryvnia was spent onarrangement, construction of roads and transfer of hunting groundsfor long-term lease to Kedr Hunting and Fishing Associationestablished by Energy Minister Yurii Boiko, former head ofUkravtodor (Road Agency) Volodymyr Demishkan and Cherkassy governorSerhii Tulub. In three years - 144 million.

Presidential fishing in 2012 cost 6.55 millionhryvnia, in three years - more than 16 million. This includedconstruction work in the former natural preserve in Crimea whereYanukovych now spends time with a fishing rod. The motor pool whichat the beginning of the year consisted of 385 cars cost the budgetalmost 40 million hryvnia in 2012 (122 in three years). Themaintenance of the presidential air transport cost 95 millionhryvnia (251.6 million total). The lease of three luxuryhelicopters from Tantalit company affiliated with the President(also leases Mezhygiria lands) this year cost 8.1 millionhryvnia.

Guest reception and reconstruction for thepurpose of the Mariinskii Palace and the complex of old buildingson Lypky this year cost 194 million hryvnia, and in three years -203 million (reconstruction previously did not take place). Theupkeep of the Presidential Administration and the State AffairsAdministration whose main spending is food, this year cost 50million hryvnia, and in three years - almost 60.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n226060