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Ponomarev about getting Yanukovych $1 billion from Russia: the task was the financial interest of the representatives of the family of Yanukovych

Ponomariov: I would argue that it was a direct bribe

Photo: Ilya Ponomarev / Facebook

Former State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev, in the course of the hearing in the matter of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that the latter has received $1 billion from the government of the Russian Federation.

Translation of meeting is conducted on the YouTube channel of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

The amount was received under the financial assistance by non-standard schema associated with the Ukrainian state Eurobonds. Negotiator in this matter with Russia made Yanukovych’s eldest son Alexander.

When the Prosecutor Ruslan Kravchenko asked for clarification on the question whether the benefit Yanukovych, lawyer Vitaly Serdyuk protested. According to him, Ponomarev was not related to financial issues and could not know. He stressed that the benefits the scheme received only the state of Ukraine.

When the judge allowed Ponomariov to answer the question of the prosecution, the ex-Deputy said: “Yes, I just confirmed, I would argue that it was direct bribery. I was told by acquaintances of the government of the Russian Federation, working on Shuvalov (first Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov.– “GORDON”) that it was the task of the financial interest of the representatives of Yanukovych’s family”.

In the Obolon court of Kyiv is considering the case against Yanukovych of treason, of complicity in the conduct of the war and the encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine that resulted in the death of people.

Yanukovych was President of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014, after fleeing the country live in Russia.

Yanukovych is charged with three articles of the Criminal code of Ukraine: part 5, article 27 (treason), part 2 of article 437 (aiding in waging aggressive war), part 3 of article 110 (aiding and abetting in the violation of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine that resulted in the death of people or other grave consequences).

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