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 Kurchenko is attempting to get Moldovan citizenship using forged documents, - SBU report

Fugitive oligarch Serhii Kurchenko is trying to obtain citizenship of the Republic of Moldova as a citizen of the Russian Federation with forged documents.

This is stated in documents submitted to members of the parliamentary committee by First Deputy Chairman of the SBU Yurii Artiukhov, Censor.NET reports citing Ukraiinska Pravda.

According to the documents, Kurchenko is taking steps to obtain citizenship of the Republic of Moldova.

"Among the documents provided by Kurchenko to the relevant authorities there are copies of passports of the Russian Federation (civilian and for traveling abroad) issued in his name in 2014, as well as a forged statement of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine dated July 7, 2014, according to which he is not waned in Ukraine and has not been convicted of crimes," the document says.

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Kurchenko is currently on the international wanted list.

He is accused of creating and heading a criminal organization that caused damage to the state in the oil and banking sectors, totaling around 5 billion hryvnia.

"Investigators are forming the evidence base regarding the illegal supply of equipment at inflated value to state enterprises Naftohaz Ukrainy, Ukrtranshaz, Chornomornaftohaz by companies affiliated with Kurchenko," - the document says.

The evidence base is also being formed on the illegal sale of liquefied natural gas through Kurchenko controlled companies, the conclusion of fictitious agreements with Haz Ukraine 2020 on the supply of petroleum products, and the embezzlement of funds from the National Bank refinancing.

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Within the criminal proceedings, personal accounts, movable and immovable property worth over 1.2 billion hryvnia has been arrested and four suspects have been arrested.

Kurchenko is currently hiding in Russia.

Serbian media reported that Kurchenko allegedly received Serbian citizenship.

Recently, Boris Timonkin was detained in Germany. In 2013, he was appointed deputy head of the Supervisory Board of VETEK group of companies owned by Serhii Kurchenko.

Timonkin is suspected of causing financial damage to Ukraine in the amount of approximately 281 million Euros through tax evasion on sales of liquefied natural gas by VETEK group of companies.

 
 
 
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