Firtash is a witness in the case in which the searches were.

Фирташ является свидетелем по делу, в рамках которого были обыски, - адвокат

Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash is a witness, not a defendant in the case, in which today carried out searches at his home in Vienna. This was reported by his lawyer Dieter Baudier, answering a question of the journalist of the Austrian television, transmit “Ukrainian news”.

According to information, no charges Dmytro Firtash was not presented.

According to the lawyer, his client is cooperating with authorities of the Austrian justice.

We will remind, earlier the Ambassador of Ukraine in Austria, was informed about the RAID on the Vienna home of Firtash, which lasted three hours.

According to him, searches were held in the new suspicion that can escalate into a new criminal case

Note, Firtash was arrested in Austria on 12 March 2014 at the request of U.S. authorities. Land court of Vienna for criminal matters elected the measure of restraint in the form of the extradition arrest, but agreed to release him on bail of 125 million euros and the obligation not to leave Austria. 30 April 2015, the same court rejected the request of the US Department of justice on the extradition of Firtash.

In Ukraine national police are investigating two criminal proceedings directly related to Firtash. In relation to the group companies OTSAM Firtash under article 191 part 5 of the criminal procedure code of Ukraine – drawing losses to the state in the amount of 5,742 billion USD. Also on the write-off of the “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in favor of “RosUkrEnergo AG” Firtash 11 billion cubic meters of gas and 1.1 billion cubic meters of gas in the form of penalties. Also the National police instituted proceedings on the fact of circulation of the National Bank of non-repayment of loan.