Former Chairman of the State Agency for investment and national projects Kaskiv can give a result pretty «interesting» statement, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine Yaroslav Yurchyshyn.
«Kaskiv is a suspect. And suspicion investigation that he was involved in the conclusion of budgetary funds, needs to be proven in court. I wonder what the defense is trying to convince everyone that Kaskiv voluntarily returned to Ukraine. Supposedly it was a step towards the result. The case will be difficult. The state investment Agency, which at that time was engaged in national projects, has acquired a huge number of myths about how to withdraw money from these projects. It can give very interesting indications. After all, when Cascio the state Agency for investment played the role of the ATM from which the money came to the interests of Yanukovych’s entourage (fluent ex-the President Ukraine Victor Yanukovych. – «GORDON»), «–said yurchishin.
He did not rule out that it Kaskiv may not be brought to the court verdict.
«There are no guarantees that the Ukrainian law enforcement system will bring the matter Kaskiv before sentencing. Clearly the investigation will continue. But you need to understand that complex criminal cases are not investigated quickly. Always there are some new circumstances. It is necessary to achieve justice, not to try to consider the matter as soon as possible,» said yurchishin.
On 1 November, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that Panama has extradited to Ukraine Kaskiv. According to the head of the GPU, ex-official is suspected of embezzlement of 7,5 million UAH of budget funds in 2012.
The speaker of the public Prosecutor Larisa Sargan said that November 1, the Pechersky district court of Kiev chose Kaciceva a measure of restraint in form of arrest for a period of two months with the alternative to bail in the sum of 160 thousand UAH. According to Sarhan, the defense provided information on the compensation for the ex-officer losses of Ukraine. Currently, the court released him, ordering to pay a Deposit within five days.
According to Kaskiv, the Supreme court of Panama ordered the Ukraine not to move against him of additional charges.
8 Sep 2016 Lutsenko reported about the detention Kaskiv in Panama. On 9 September, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin said that the Panamanian court held the temporary seizure Kaskiv. In October 2016 ex-officer released on bail. Panama also denied him the status of political refugee.
In 2010-2014, during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych and Kaskiv, head of the State Agency for investment and national projects of Ukraine. In may 2015 the Main investigation Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs investigated the appropriation of state funds by companies that are associated with the management of the state Agency for investments, including its former leader Kaskiv. It was about the embezzlement of public funds issued as loans OOO «Borzhava resort» (165 million) and OOO «Borisfen» (94.2 million UAH).
In addition, in the spring of 2015, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine opened proceedings on the fact of embezzlement of public funds by employees of «Naftogaz Ukraine», who acted in collusion with the company Ostchem. According to the authorities, as a result of criminal actions the state has received less 5,7 billion UAH. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that in this case also appears Kaskiv.
When Kaciceva the state Agency for investment played the role of the ATM from which the money came to the interests of the environment Yanukovych – yurchishin 01.11.2017