Larysa Sarhan, the press secretary for Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
Kaskiv was reportedly extradited from Panama to Ukraine today, Nov.1. Sarhan clarified in a comment to her post that the former official underwent formal extradition procedure and was brought to Ukraine accompanied by the SBU officers.
"The Prosecutor General's Office requested the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv to take in custody Vladyslav Kaskiv extradited from Panama today. During the case hearing, Kaskiv's defense filed a certificate proving full compensation of the damage he caused to the state. Taking into account this document and the fact that the defendant has five minor children, the Pechersk District Court ruled to impose a two-month pre-trial detention as a restrictive measure against Kaskiv with a right to post a bail. The court also ordered Kaskiv to hand over all available passports, report his whereabouts and come to an investigator on the first request. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing," Sarhan said.
She also explained that the court ordered Kaskiv to post a bail within five days otherwise he will be detained and taken in custody. However, she did not specify the amount of bail. In turn, the journalists say that the bail imposed on him amounts to 160,000 hryvnia (about $6,000).
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.
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.