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 Main Prosecution Witness in Shcherban Case is a Friend of Yanukovych’s Son

President's son Oleksandr Yanukovych is a business partner of Ruslan Shcherban and has frequently visited the hunting base where a year ago a man was killed.

Journalist Tetiana Chornovil writes in her article for the Ukrainian Pravda that the future victim Drozdov Rodion came to visit Scherban with one Bogdanov. Bogdanov and Drozdov were business partners. In Donetsk they have registered industrial and commercial enterprise Metugletreyd 2008 which extracted and enriched coal.

The same Bogdanov is the director of financial and industrial company Capital LLC 100% of which is owned by Ruslan Shcherban.

But the most interesting thing is that in 2008 the same Bogdanov founded the Company Donsnabtara. This is the first public company of... Yanukovych's eldest son! In 2008, under its roof were the current stars of political and economic life of the country.

In particular, Valentina Arbuzova - the mother of the current Deputy Prime Minister Serhii Arbuzov was in charge of this company. The main shareholder of the company with a part of 75 million was then personally Oleksandr Yanukovych.

It turns out that a partner of Oleksandr Yanukovych was shot by a gun of Ruslan Shcherban?

Also, it seems that Ruslan Shcherban and Oleksandr Yanukovych were close in business matters. It is possible that Bogdanov represented the interests of Ruslan Shcherban in the Donsnabtara, the article says.

In addition, the younger Shcherban and Yanukovych have a common passion - banking. In the register of court decisions in May 2009 the author found some interesting information about a case in which the activities of large conversion center where the banks of Yanukovych UkrBusinessBank and Ruslan Shcherban Bank Capital were involved.

Residents of Mayatske forestry have told the author that Oleksandr Yanukovych occasionally came to Ruslan Shcherban to hunt.

"He has not been here for a while, though," a man from forestry sais. "Last time he came six months ago."

Answering the question whether Oleksandr Yanukovych came here last winter, when a man was killed during hunting the man did not say anything but "I do not know ".

As the author points out, the fact that Oleksandr Yanukovych is close to Ruslan Shcherban is itself very interesting. Yulia Tymoshenko believes that prosecutors fabricated the case against her at the personal request of Yanukovych. And then it turns out that the main prosecution witness is a friend of the son of the person who is most interested in Tymoshenko being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Therefore, the question naturally arises, is the testimony of Shcherban influenced by his powerful friends? There is also a question whether the factor of Shcherban's friendship with Yanukovych influenced the murder investigation Drozdov.

Indeed, being close to the Family helps to resolve the problems in any criminal case, the author says, citing the example of Viktor Yanukovych's road guy - head of Ukravtodor Volodymyr Demishkan. "Two years ago, the court released his son Serhii from serving a sentence in connection with his health - he committed a brutal murder (Demishkan Jr. tied the old man to the battery, pressed his chest down and finally saying "Say hello to Cousteau threw him in the lake). However Demishkan has earned the release of his son - promoting alienation of health resorts Cape Aya in the Crimea for the Family," wrote the journalist.

Therefore Shcherban could be helped for his problems as a friend. Although in this case, and Shcherban, also as a friend, could not refuse to testify against Tymoshenko.

 
 
 
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