People’s Front parliamentary faction MP Serhii Pashynskyi says the fugitive ex-officials of Yanukovych tenure offer bribes to lawmakers for downvoting the bill on special confiscation.
Ukraine has failed to return money stolen by certain Yanukovych era officials and kept on bank accounts in Latvia due to the lack of communication with Latvia's law enforcement agencies.
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine states it is possible to return almost 50 million euro belonging to former Ukrainian officials which had been frozen on bank accounts and subsequently confiscated in Latvia.
Latvia continues a probe into the origin of money that could be stolen from Ukraine's state budget and legalized by Latvian banks. However, the Prosecutor General's Office of Latvia says Ukraine has not provided any materials on the funds embezzled by former government officials.
The Prosecutor General's Office has initiated a special preliminary investigation against former Head of Ukraine's National Bank Serhii Arbuzov on suspicion of embezzlement of another's property on a massive scale through abuse of office (part 5, article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has authorized the Prosecutor General's Office to institute special proceedings against former First Vice Prime Minister and former Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Serhii Arbuzov.
Today, Jan. 28, General Court annuls the freezing of assets of five Ukrainians, including Mykola Azarov and Serhii Arbuzov, former Prime Ministers of Ukraine, for the period from March 6, 2014 to March 5, 2015.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine is implementing the procedure of trial in absentia to a number of officials of Viktor Yanukovych era, including former First Deputy Prime Minister Serhii Arbuzov, former Health Minister Raisa Bohatyriova, and her accomplice Oleksandr Stashchenko.
Prosecutor General's Office calls unjust the decision of the Kyiv Pechersk district court, which ruled to lift the arrest of the bank accounts of the former Acting Prime Minister, ex-chairman of the National Bank Serhii Arbuzov.
According to chairman of the NBU Valeriia Hontarieva, the former management of the National Bank of Ukraine spent $22 billion to maintain the exchange rate at 8 UAH/USD.
The criminal proceedings against the former head of the National Bank and the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine are registered. The accounts in Ukrainian banks where he holds his securities are blocked.
In the near future, President Viktor Yanukovych will sign a decree to replace the Governor of Poltava oblast.
Active buying of foreign currency by the population has led to the fact that the negative balance of payments of Ukraine in 2012 amounted to about $ 4 billion.
Banknote Paper Factory of the National Bank of Ukraine on December 14 signed an agreement with Yugma Architectural Construction Company on design work for construction of sports and health center of the National Bank of Ukraine in Zhytomyr oblast.