"At its session on Dec. 9, 2016 the Federal Council decided to extend by one year the freezing of all the assets in Switzerland of ousted presidents Ben Ali (Tunisia), Mubarak (Egypt) and Yanukovych (Ukraine) as well as of politically exposed members of their entourages and other persons closely associated with them," the statement notes without listing the allies of the former leaders.
The aim of this decision, according to the government, is to give more time for the criminal investigations under way and to support judicial cooperation with the countries concerned.
Yanukovych's 70 million Swiss francs (almost $70 million) have been frozen since 2014. In Ukraine, the Prosecutor General's Office seized Yanukovych's assets amounting to about $127 million. Ukraine's State Financial Monitoring Service, in turn, froze the funds of 19 non-resident companies associated with the entourage of the former Ukrainian president, amounting to $1.34 billion.
Yanukovych himself argues he has never deposited money abroad.