"Today (June 15) Mr. Timonkin (former chairman of Ukrsotsbank-Unicredit) was taken off a plane in Germany. This member of Yanukovych's team is suspected of laundering money for the young fugitive oligarch Kurchenko. Could it be that at least someone will answer for embezzlement of money in the banking sector? Now we are waiting for the professional actions of the Prosecutor General's Office regarding the extradition of this persona to his homeland!" he wrote.
The German media reported the arrest of a 63-year-old Ukrainian at the Schönefeld airport on Sunday, June 14. He was flying from Istanbul, who has been placed on the international wanted list and accused by the Ukrainian authorities in losses amounting to about 281 million Euros. "The detainee is accused by Ukrainian authorities of the fact that over the past few years as a member of a criminal organization he was involved in the theft of state assets in extremely large amounts," the German media reports, adding that he was to be taken to court hearing on Monday.
Since July 1, 2013 Boris Timonkin served as deputy head of the supervisory board group of VETEK company group owned by Serhii Kurchenko. Prior to that, he headed Ukrsotsbank - of one of the largest Ukrainian banks - for 12 years. In June 2014 the Ukrainian Interior Ministry placed Timonkin on the wanted list.