Switzerland confirms confiscation of 'Yanukovych's gold'

Switzerland confirms confiscation of 'Yanukovych's gold'

Swiss prosecutors have confirmed the confiscation of a large batch of gold worth $104 million in a case opened in 2016, according to an official response received by Ukraine's television news service TSN from the Swiss prosecutor's office.

It notes that the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland continues to conduct several criminal investigations on suspicion of money laundering after the change of power in Ukraine. However, none of these cases is directed personally against Ukraine's former runaway President Viktor Yanukovych.

These proceedings were caused by a suspicion of money laundering, which the Swiss prosecutor's office received in mid-March 2014. Assets worth over CHF 100 million have currently been blocked as part of these money laundering proceedings.

Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin said earlier that more than half a ton of gold stolen and removed from Ukraine by the entourage of the ex-president had been arrested abroad.


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