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 Yatseniuk asks Rada to urgently consider special asset forfeiture bill

The Verkhovna Rada must urgently consider the bill No. 4057 on special asset forfeiture, intended to reclaim funds stolen by Viktor Yanukovych's regime.

Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"I call on members of the parliament to urgently return to voting for this law to ensure a procedural opportunity for Ukrainian law enforcement system to carry out a confiscation procedure and recover the funds stolen from the Ukrainian people in favor of the Ukrainian state," the prime minister said.

According to Yatseniuk, the adoption of this bill will allow transferring $1.5 billion to the state budget from the accounts of companies linked to former President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates.

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"More than a year ago, I showed the materials proving that a government agency, the State Financial Monitoring Service, had arrested $1.5 billion in the accounts of both Ukrainian and foreign banks, belonging to 42 non-resident companies registered in Cyprus, Seychelles, Panama, the UK, Belize, with owners of these companies being directly linked to Viktor Yanukovich and his inner circle. I have all the materials, charts, and diagrams reflecting the withdrawal of funds and indicating that Viktor Yanukovych and his associates are direct or indirect owners of these companies. These funds must be confiscated," 112 Ukraine reports quoting Yatseniuk.
 
 
 
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