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 Kaskiv detained in Panama, - Lutsenko

Former head of the State Investments Agency Vladyslav Kaskiv has been apprehended in Panama.

This was announced by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko to Ukrainska Pravda, Censor.NET reports.

According to the prosecutor general, the hearing on the case should be held within 48 hours after the detention, as stipulated by the extradition procedure.

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"If he agrees for voluntary extradition, it will take place under the simplified procedure and last for 30 days needed for coordination of procedural issues with the Ukrainian side (provision of data on Ukraine's representatives that will arrive in Tocumen airport to conduct the extradition and agree on logistics)," Lutsenko said.

The prosecutor general explained that if Kaskiv refuses from voluntary extradition, Panamanian legislation stipulates for 60 days for the party for protection of its rights and submission of counterarguments to the materials of relevant Ukrainian authorities.

"However, the Panamanian side assures it sees no reasons for refusing Kaskiv's extradition. As of now, no violations of Panamanian criminal legislation have been found in Kaskiv's activities in the country," Lutsenko said.

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Earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko announced that ex-head of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine Vladyslav Kaskiv was apprehended in Panama Aug. 18.

As previously reported, in 2012 Kaskiv signed a $1 billion contract with Spain's company Gas Natural on investment in a liquefied gas (LNG) terminal on Ukraine's Black Sea Coast. Later, the Spanish side stated it did not know the person who had signed the contract on its behalf. The man's name was Jordi Sarda Bonvehi, a ski instructor from Barcelona region.
 
 
 
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