The Ukrainian government decided to amend the existing law to be able to confiscate the property of former President Viktor Yanukovych, said Wednesday, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
According to the head of the Ukrainian government, the changes are expected to contribute to the Criminal procedure rule Ukraine.
"More than 1, 5 billion dollars and securities owned by Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage, - quotes Yatsenyuk, RIA" Novosti ".- But the current legislation does not provide the possibility to confiscate these funds ". For this reason, explained the Prime Minister, the Cabinet " has developed a draft law on the introduction of a special procedure of confiscation ". Confiscated from Yanukovych would replenish budget reserves, said Yatsenyuk, promised also to " attract to the financial responsibility of those who plundered the country ". Recall, on February 22, Ukraine saw a change of power with signs of a coup, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the head of state Viktor Yanukovych from power, After which he fled the country. After fleeing the residence of Yanukovych's Mezhyhirya was attacked by the active participants of the Maidan. In may, the head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Serhiy Pashinsky said that the residence was ransacked, most of the property has " for criminals and looters ". The chief Prosecutor's office of Ukraine filed at least 20 criminal proceedings relatively high position of the persons of the former government. Among them Viktor and Oleksandr Yanukovych, Viktor Pshonka, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Andriy Klyuyev, Mykola Azarov, Eduard stavytsky, and others. At the end of February, Parliament adopted a decision to appeal to the Hague petition to bring Yanukovych to justice. Yanukovych was named a suspect in the mass murders and declared in the international wanted list.