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 PGO to launch intergovernmental talks to recover Yanukovych's assets from Latvia, - Yenin

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko intends to address Prime Minister Hroisman with a proposal to form an inter-ministerial delegation.

Censor.NET reports referring to 112 Ukraine quoting Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin.

"The prosecutor general paid a visit to the Republic of Latvia, where he held talks with his counterpart. They had a quite constructive conversation. We provided evidence of the criminal origin of the funds coming exactly from Ukraine. We had enough facts to demonstrate to our Latvian colleagues. The work in this direction is underway. At the same time, we have received a clear signal from the Latvian colleagues that the issue should be resolved at the political and diplomatic level. Accordingly, the prosecutor general of Ukraine will send today a letter to the prime minister of Ukraine with a proposal to form an inter-ministerial delegation and, without waiting for the final verdict in the case, launch negotiations with the government of Latvia. We expect that during this negotiation process, a procedure to recover the funds and the exact amount will be determined," he said.

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Yenin stressed a constructive solution to this issue is beneficial to both Ukraine and Latvia.

"First, this is not the only money that Ukraine expects to return from Latvia by joint efforts. Second, it is important for Latvia's reputation in terms of its membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Third, this might be an important joint achievement that we could present at the global anti-kleptocracy forum scheduled for this summer in the United States... The Latvian government's active involvement in asset recovery could strengthen the reputation of its banking system," Yenin pointed out.
 
 
 
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