President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the seized court means the environment of the former head of state Viktor Yanukovych received in the state Treasury. The money will be spent on “restoring the combat capability of the Ukrainian army,” Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.
“The money was stolen from the people of Ukraine. Now we have returned them to the state Treasury,” wrote the President of Ukraine. The amount of the confiscation amounted to $1.4 billion.
Earlier, the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) reported that the court allowed the confiscation of the money of Yanukovych’s entourage. After that, the public Prosecutor of the country Yury Lutsenko and the head of the national security Council Alexander Turchinov went to the Bank to inform Bank representatives about the decision, said in his Facebook the attorney General.
The money was blocked on January 28, 2015 the state service of financial monitoring. They were in the accounts of companies associated with Yanukovych and his entourage, the newspaper reminds.
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