Poroshenko commented on the withdrawal of Yanukovych’s money through his Bank

У Порошенко прокомментировали вывод денег Януковича через его банк

According to the investigation of the program Schemes of almost 2 billion hryvnia, which were on Deposit figureheads in the Bank of Oleksandr Yanukovych, was derived through “international investment Bank” of the President of Petro Poroshenko.

The press service of the presidential Administration reacted to the information of the program Scheme on the withdrawal of 2 billion hryvnia Yanukovych through international investment Bank, a controlling stake in which is owned by President Petro Poroshenko.

“The efforts of the General Prosecutor’s office returned to the budget of 44 billion hryvnia, has informed the companies associated with Yanukovych and his entourage. All of these funds transferred to the state budget on the basis of the adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of the law, which is applicable signature of the President. It demonstrates a clear political will in this issue”, – stated in the message of administration.

Also, the Ministry explained that these funds, in particular, construction of 184 hostels for soldiers-contract employees and purchase of modern weapons for the army, proaktivno or already built 513 clinics in the villages and implemented other socially important projects.

In addition to the money, government property returned to the reserves, forests, land, stocks of major companies and other assets.

In a press-service International investment Bank (IIB) said that executing a court decision on the abolition of withholding of funds formerly on Deposit figureheads in the Bank of the son ex-the President Alexander Yanukovych, had no right to let customers further manage their own funds.

“Mentioned in the program Scheme from 08.11.2018 individuals opened Bank accounts in JSC IIB on the same terms offered to all individuals. These conditions are public. JSC IIB had no legal grounds for refusal in opening accounts of the above-mentioned persons”, – stated in the message.

After the funds are credited to the accounts of such persons of JSC IIB has been reported by the State service for financial monitoring of Ukraine about financial transactions to the customers, containing the elements of the laundering of proceeds of crime, financing of terrorism and financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Then the GPU together with the scfm immediately blocked funds in Bank accounts.

However, after the court decision on cancellation of arrest of the funds of JSC IIB had no right to question the legitimacy of judicial decisions and to let customers further manage their own funds, which are recognized by court as legally acquired.

In a press-service of the Bank said that now the Bank accounts arrested more than 200 million, the fate of which should be addressed by law enforcement and judicial authorities.

Recall that in a journalism program Schemes reported that hundreds of millions of hryvnia deposits in Ukrainian development Bank (VBR) Alexander Yanukovych in 2016-2017, were translated and taken out in cash through the cashier of the International investment Bank (IIB), a majority of whose shares belongs to the President Petro Poroshenko.

Within two years the companies and people close to the eldest son of ex-President Alexander Yanukovych a fugitive, managed to remove about 2 billion hryvnia in cash.

To collect the funds from the Bank of UBD, which is in the process of liquidation, investors had to open accounts in any acting Ukrainian Bank to transfer back their money. And, it turned out that almost all ex-Bank employees Yanukovych, whose accounts were released, the went to withdraw money from IIB – a relatively small Bank, which is not even among the 20 largest.

Given that the Commission for cash withdrawal is 1% (this rate is officially listed on the IIB website), the only fee the financial institution could make up to 20 million hryvnia.