Ukrainian public organization "national financial supervision" (NFC) agitates the authorities not to pay external debts on payments to the American Fund Franklin Templeton Investments, a part of the creditors 'Committee of Ukraine, linking it with the ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and suspecting" money laundering ".
according to the press service of NFC, activists appealed To the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Socino with a demand to initiate proceedings to block any payment obligations under Ukrainian companies associated with former President Yanukovych.
As informs the NFC's referring to the Western press, on the official Internet office of the U.S. Department of state posted a petition petition to initiate check American investment Fund Franklin Templeton Investments in respect of the application of client money are corrupt origin.
"The US government asked public figures with information on the activities of U.S. investment Fund Franklin Templeton Investments which management, using inferred from Ukraine and laundered money abroad, acquired in 2013 Ukrainian Eurobonds totaling nearly $ 7 billion. These actions were citizens from the entourage of ex-President Yanukovych, " - said in the report.
"Despite the international outcry regarding the actions of this investment Fund, appeal To the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Socino with a demand to initiate proceedings activity Fund Franklin Templeton Investments and in case of confirmation of the fact that the Fund has accumulated money corruption of origin and has the former leader Viktor Yanukovych, to impose a moratorium on the payment of obligations under Ukrainian ", - informs the public organization.
This Fund is included in the creditors ' Committee, with which Ukraine conducts dialogues on debt restructuring. The Committee shall include Franklin Templeton, BTG Pactual Europe, TCW Investment Management Company and T. Rowe Price Associates, which owns the Ukrainian commitments 8, 9 billion.
Ukraine's Parliament on may 19 passed a law that allows you to suspend payments on restructured their external debt obligations. This law was signed by the supervisor. He will begin to act on the next day after the publication in the official media. In the list of securities that has the ability to be applied to the moratorium, and got the release of two-year Ukrainian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion, bought by Russia at the end of 2013. Next payment on these shares is scheduled for June 20.