Sergey Sobolev on the return of the assets of the Yanukovych regime: They must go through a special procedure

Сергей Соболев о возвращении активов режима Януковича: Они должны пройти специальную процедуру

Financial assets close to the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych is basically securities and domestic bonds, and their return to Ukraine requires a special procedure, said in the broadcast “Prime Evening” on TV channel “112 Ukraine” people’s Deputy from the faction “Batkivschyna” Sergei Sobolev.

According to him, the amount of assets of officials of the period of Yanukovych’s presidency can be attributed to the internal debt of the state.

“These funds now must go through a special procedure, because these funds mainly in securities, these securities, mostly bonds. It is very important how further there will be repayment of these funds. Because when someone says that we will leave them there for medicine, health care as you would? The key that they need to do, according to the law on the budget is for this amount to write off internal debt of the state”, – said Sobolev.

Earlier it was reported that there was created a working group to develop a single bill to return the assets that were acquired through criminal activity by former high-ranking officials of times of Victor Yanukovych. Rada in March in the first reading adopted the draft law No. 4057 “On amendments to the criminal procedure code of Ukraine regarding the features of the forfeiture to the state monetary funds, currency values, government bonds of Ukraine Treasury obligations of Ukraine, precious metals and/or stones, other valuables and income from them before the sentencing court.”

The revised bill on special confiscation is expected to provide the possibility of a return to the state funds of Yanukovych and his associates.