In “Kyivstar” has commented on charges of tax evasion amounting to more than 2.3 billion USD

В "Киевстаре" прокомментировали обвинения в неуплате налогов на суму свыше 2,3 млрд грн

The President of Kyivstar Petro Chernyshov said the charges of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine (GPU) to tax evasion at amount of over UAH 2.3 bn baseless and willing to provide proof of his words. He stated this on his page in Facebook.

“Yesterday on the website of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine news about excitation against officials of our company criminal case on evasion from payment of taxes. The amount is 2.3 billion hryvnia – that is an absolute record for Ukraine. Who are these officials? We don’t know. Why 2.3 billion? Don’t know. Suspects on us tax evasion “only” 1.3 billion. Our opinion (and not only ours, but also our legal advisors) that the accusation is absolutely baseless and fabricated,” said Chernyshev.

The company President is convinced that in this way “Kyivstar” are trying to force to pay taxes a second time. “In short – we want to force to pay taxes a second time with the revenue, with which they were already paid in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. We are now preparing a detailed account for those interested in why we are right. Kyivstar challenges unfounded the accrual of such taxes in the administrative court”, – he stressed.

According to Chernysheva, the company is ready to provide the court with the entire volume of the primary documents of the company, to prove “the reality of economic operations on transactions”.

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As reported, the Prosecutor General’s office said that performs procedural management in criminal proceedings on tax evasion by the officials of PJSC “Kyivstar”. In particular, it is noted that audit findings officials of private JSC “Kyivstar” by conducting fictitious business transactions in the course of 2014, intentionally evaded paying taxes amounting to more than 2.3 billion USD.