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 "Gold of Yanukovych" might be returned to Ukraine if court rules on confiscation, - Swiss foreign ministry

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Switzerland requires evidence to release the gold misappropriated and taken out of the country by the entourage of former President Viktor Yanukovych, and return it to Ukraine.

This was announced by Swiss foreign ministry, Censor.NET reports citing LB.ua.

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The news was reported by TSN citing the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

"The return of frozen assets of the Ukrainian authorities can occur only after their illegal origin is confirmed in court. In the meantime, Ukrainian judicial authorities so far failed to issue a judicial decision on the confiscation of these assets," the ministry said.

Switzerland has not provided information on the exact amount of frozen assets.

"To date, Ukrainian assets at about 70 million Swiss francs have been frozen in Switzerland. The assessment of the amount can be changed depending on a number of criteria, such as currency fluctuations, cost of equity, changes in the list of persons subject to freezing, partial liberation of frozen assets, etc.," the report says.

Earlier, PGO reported that Switzerland arrested more than 500 kg of gold belonging to persons close to former Ukrainian president Yanukovych.
 
 
 
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