Fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appealed to the court to protect his reputation. Ex-Garant filed suit against savings Bank for information about him and former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov in the accounts of more than 1.15 billion dollars. Yanukovych refers to the information published in the interview of the Chairman of the Board oschadbanka. The case is considered by Pechersky district court of Kyiv.
“On June 23, the Pechersk district court of Kiev held the first hearing in the case. The plaintiff Yanukovych demands from the court to protect its business reputation, associates the violation of their rights with the spread, in his opinion, inaccurate information about the presence of his Azarov in Oshchadbank more than 1 billion 150 million dollars”, – said the lawyer of the Bank, Managing partner at GENTLS Oleg Thunder.
According to the lawyer, one of the reasons why the claim is not justified – the fact that Yanukovych does not confirm evidence of the presence of his reputation, though it requires protection. According to the decree of the Plenum of the Supreme court of Ukraine dated 27.02.2009, №1, business reputation refers to the public assessment of business and professional qualities. In this regard, the question arises what community rating of Yanukovych, said Thunder.
However, this information is only part of what can influence the reputation of fugitive ex-President. According to estimates of the state office of public Prosecutor, during the reign of Yanukovych had stolen around $ 40 billion. Two and a half years, he and his entourage were abducted about a single state budget of Ukraine, said the Deputy Prosecutor General Evgeny ENIN in the air UMN (Ukrainian Media Network).
Only according to the State service for financial monitoring, in relation to the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and officials of his times in the period 1 March 2014 to 1 October 2016 was prepared 505 synthesis of materials and identified suspicious transactions in the amount 176,6 billion hryvnia. This is stated in the analysis of the experts of the Center of counteraction of corruption.
On the territory of Ukraine on the accounts of natural persons scfm blocked 313,3 million, and 30.5 million dollars, five million euros to 21.7 million Russian rubles, 6.8 million UAH in precious metals and shares worth 1.1 billion USD. In the accounts of legal entities and 1.4 billion hryvnia, 303,1 million $ 13.6 million euros, 2.3 million pounds and shares worth UAH 2.3 billion and USD 1 billion.
Moreover, the financial intelligence of other countries blocked 107,2 million $ 15.9 million euros, 135 million Swiss francs in Austria, UK, Latvia, Cyprus, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the report says.
All suspicion of Yanukovych
A number of factors affecting the business reputation of ex-President – the proceedings against him. One of the most notorious of them is treason. 28 November 2016 during a meeting of the Sviatoshynsky district court of Kyiv on the case on suspicion that former employees of special division “Berkut” in the murder of people during the revolution of Dignity the attorney General Lutsenko videoconference was read by Yanukovych, who testified as a witness in this case, the suspicion of treason.
Yanukovych during a meeting of Svyatoshinsky regional court of Kiev. Photo: AFP
Yanukovych is suspected of committing crimes under part 1 of article 111 (“high treason”), part 5 article 27, part 3 of article 110 (“Complicity in deliberate acts committed with the aim of changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine in violation of the order established by the Constitution of Ukraine”) and part 5 article 27, part 2 of article 437 of “complicity in the waging of aggressive war”) the criminal code of Ukraine.
This case examines the Obolonskiy district court of Kyiv. On 6 July, the court will start investigating written proofs. Meanwhile, one of the capital’s court of Shevchenko district in Kiev – engaged in a case concerning the illegal transfer of property of Yanukovych land in the tract Sukholuchye in the Kiev region. This is another case against the former President. Him and another 18 people suspected of misappropriation of land area of 17.48 ha. But at the moment no significant results.
Suspicions of treason and misappropriation of hunting land in Sukholuchye is not all episodes of which against Yanukovych initiated production.
According to the PGO, former President suspected misappropriation of a complex of buildings and constructions “Pushcha-Vodytsia” tracts “Mezhyhiria” totaling more than 540 million (part 5 of article 191, part 3 of article 209, paragraph 5 of article 368 of the criminal code of Ukraine). In addition, investigators conduct pre-trial investigation on the fact of obtaining the fugitive President disguised remuneration bribe in the amount of 26.6 million UAH from company “Printing house “New World” (part 4 of article 368 UK of Ukraine) and on the fact of illegal construction and further funding from the state budget funds in the amount of 220 million hryvnia telecommunication networks of special purpose (part 5, article 191 of the criminal code of Ukraine).
Moreover, the Prosecutor’s office investigates signing and introduction of Yanukovych’s “dictatorial” laws of January 16, 2014 (part 2 of article 364 and part 2 St. 366 criminal code of Ukraine). In the framework of another criminal proceedings the PGO suspects Yanukovych in fact the creation of a criminal organization and committing a number of grave crimes which led to the deaths of 78 people and injured more than 180 people during the revolution of Dignity (part 1 of article 255, part 4 of article 28, article 340, part 3, article 27, part 3, article 365, part 2 of article 115, part 2 of article 121 of the criminal code of Ukraine).
Recall that in late April, Oschadbank began to special confiscation of 1.5 billion dollars of ex-President of Ukraine Yanukovych and his entourage by the decision of the court of Kramatorsk in Donetsk region. Later the Appellate court of Donetsk region dismissed an appeal against the decision on special confiscation $ 1.5 billion of Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage.