Secret Court Document Exposes State Looting In Ukraine
Yanukovych Stole Nearly $1.5 Billion From The Country
A secret Ukrainian court ruling has, for the first time, exposed exactly how former President Viktor Yanukovich stole nearly $1.5bn from the country. It has also revealed that President Petro Poroshenko’s former financial advisers played a role in the fraud, embarrassing the government.
Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit on Wednesday released the 95-page document, which was declared a state secret last year.
The court order exposed in graphic detail the intricate company network used to steal the money, naming Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU) as brokering bond purchases made by Cypriot companies worth nearly $1.5bn between November and December 2013, just as Ukraine’s EuroMaidan uprising was beginning…
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