Yanukovych denies frozen in Switzerland, money

Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Alexander have denied involvement in frozen Swiss assets. It follows from the comment of the press Secretary Oleksandr Yanukovych of Yury Cuirassier, published 10 Feb.

According to the Cuirassier, 9 December 2016 the Federal Council of Switzerland announced its decision to extend freezing measures all located in Switzerland assets of President Yanukovych, as well as other individuals from Ukraine, who presumably are associated with it.

«Among other things, the report reveals that «we are talking about assets worth approximately 70 million Swiss francs» (without specifying to whom such assets belong). Many Ukrainian media have mistakenly attributed the entire amount personally Viktor Yanukovych,» – said the Cuirassier.

According to him, «in result of interference of the London law firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP representing the interests of Yanukovych, the Federal Department of foreign Affairs of Switzerland in its letter of February 8, 2017, confirmed that the amount of 70 million Swiss francs represents an approximate total value of assets frozen is more than 20 individuals included in the lists in accordance with the relevant Swiss decrees».

«They also confirmed that the press release of 9 December 2016 does not contain reviews about the assets owned personally by President Yanukovych and Alexander Yanukovych,» – said the Cuirassier.

«Viktor Yanukovych, Yanukovych and Alexander claim that they have no Bank accounts, cash or other assets in Switzerland, with the exception of owned by Oleksandr Yanukovych, the company Mako Trading SA, the accounts of which in Switzerland is about 1 million Swiss francs» – referred to in the commentary.

According to the Cuirassier, the account is transparent and subject to audit.

«The Swiss authorities have not confirmed the existence of any other assets of Viktor Yanukovich and Alexander Yanukovych in Switzerland,» says a spokesman.




Yanukovych denies frozen in Switzerland, money 10.02.2017

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