On March 25, 2016, Poroshenko's fund Prime Assets Capital bought shares of an affiliated Cyprus company for almost 4 million EUR. This is reported by Slidstvo.Info in its investigation, Censor.NET informs citing Europeiska Pravda.
According to a document from Cyprian registry, on March 25, CEE Confectionery Investments Limited issued 18,000 of shares (in addition to 2,000 it had at the moment) at notional value of 1 EUR per share.
Total amount paid by the Poroshenko's fund was almost 4 million EUR. As indicated in the document, it was paid in cash.
This finding disproves earlier statements by Poroshenko that not a cent was moved out of Ukraine within his offshore chain of companies, reporters note.
However, the journalists do not know what was the purpose of the transfer.
In addition, former head of registration and licencing department of the NBU Leonid Antonenko informed that such investment required a license by the NBU.
"[Without the licence] Such payment could not be completed," Antonenko said.
Poroshenko's lawyer and managing director of ICU Makar Paseniuk noted that the fund did not buy stock of CEE Confectionery Investment Limited, but in exchange for 18,000 shares issued, the Fund has contributed to the share capital of the Cypriot company, namely, the Fund has paid its share.
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