SFS will verify the information about the offshore Poroshenko

The state fiscal service (SFS) to check the information about the establishment by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2014 the company in the British virgin Islands, said the head of the SFS Roman Nasirov, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

Media: in the office Mossack Fonseca conducted a search for documents about Lazarenko and Tymoshenko
Poroshenko gave the «Roshen» in «blind trust» January 14 – lawyers

«Yesterday, I instructed the Department to individuals to verify information (about the offshore – ed)», – he said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

After the press conference, Nasirov said that the SFS will verify all information published in mass media information about offshore companies, including the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov.

Nasirov said that the SFS will check whether or not opened an offshore company, as the press wrote, whether this fact is reflected in the Declaration, it was legally or not.

Poroshenko gave the «Roshen» in «blind trust» January 14 – lawyers

The agreement on transfer of shares of President Petro Poroshenko’s «Roshen» in a blind trust (trust) was signed on 14 January 2016. This was stated by the financial adviser to Poroshenko, managing Director of investment company ICU Makar Pasenyuk journalists.

According to him, one of the parties acted as offshore company Asset Poroshenko, Prime Partners Limited.

In turn, Vadim Medvedev, senior Advisor of the law firm «Avellum» serving as legal Advisor to the President, assured that in this case Poroshenko has lost any influence on «Roshen».

«This contract clearly provides that the trust is irrevocable, meaning the company is unable to arbitrarily cancel. And, second, provides that a trust formed for the standard blind trust: that is, the beneficiaries of the trust are not entitled to receive from the Manager and any persons associated with the trust, information about the assets of this trust and what happens in it», – Medvedev said.

He clarified that the trust agreement may not be terminated or modified until Poroshenko remains the President of Ukraine.

«The contract was signed with a reputable international banking group, as Peter said in January at his press conference. Unfortunately, our obligation as advisers in this process now does not allow to call for more info and show more details of this document,» Medvedev said.

Pasenyuk predicted that in the near future information about the professional Manager will be officially announced. He said that given the risks of Ukraine and the fact that Poroshenko is a politically exposed person, the process of finding a steward was rather difficult.

«It took us a certain amount of time, despite the fact that it was part of a group that is tied to the sale of this business, to persuade their independent colleagues, so they agreed to take into trust,» said he.

He added that company with the British virgin Islands apply part of the British legislation on sanctions and financial monitoring and what is the jurisdiction from which the Ukrainian authorities can obtain the necessary control information, and company formation there was caused by a lack of design the trust agreement in the Ukrainian legislation.

Earlier it was reported that dozens of media outlets around the world simultaneously published materials about the owners of large offshore, based on data from «Panama archive» — a collection of documents about offshore schemes a little-known company from Panama Mossack Fonseca. In the published documents mention dozens of former and current leaders, politicians and rich and powerful businessmen.

Among Ukrainians is President of Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov, as well as former and current MPs.

According to the investigation by journalists of the project «Centre for the study of corruption and organized crime» (OCCRP) conducted on the basis of documents of the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama, the President of Ukraine Poroshenko has founded three offshore companies for asset management, including confectionery Corporation Roshen, not putting in information about it in their property declarations.

The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine stated that it did not see «crime» in the information regarding the supposed existence of offshore Poroshenko. In turn, the NEB stated that it did not have the authority to conduct an investigation against the incumbent President of Ukraine.

The Agency of journalistic investigations «Psychics.Nickelodeon Russia» promises to publish all investigations of the Ukrainian public figures, exposed in «the Panama document». This was reported by one of the investigative journalists of business on the offshore Dmitry Hnap.




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