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 Ukraine’s ex-official Kaskiv, apprehended in Panama, bailed out, - PGO

Former head of the State Investment Agency of Ukraine Vladyslav Kaskiv was released on bail in the amount of $600,000 on Sept. 30.

As reported by Censor.NET, Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin said in an interview to Ukrainski Novyny.

"Kaskiv was released on bail several hours ago (Sept. 30)," he said.

Yenin refused to disclose whether Kaskiv's assets in Panama had been attached citing the ongoing investigation.

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"Once we have information on all property owned by Kaskiv or people related to him in Panama, we will decide whether to request the property seizure or propose other options as for alienation of property in Panama. This is a complicated question. If we are up to seize something, we must understand that the government will bear all the related expenses. We must act wisely to avoid unnecessary burden on the Ukrainian budget," the deputy prosecutor general said.

As for the progress in granting political asylum to Kaskiv, Yenin explained that the Panamanian side had six months to consider the relevant motion at that point.

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"We are intentionally trying not to make a fuss so that the Ukrainian authorities are not accused of attempts to put pressure on the government of Panama," he added.

Earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko announced that ex-Head of the State Investment Agency of Ukraine Vladyslav Kaskiv was apprehended in Panama Aug. 18. Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin informed that the Panamanian court imposed 40 days of pretrial custody against Kaskiv with the right to post $600,000 in bail.
 
 
 
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