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Kyiv's Appeal Court approved arrest of Azarov's pension account

Kyiv's Appeal Court approved arrest of Azarov's pension accountKyiv's appeal court has accepted the arguments of the prosecutor and validated the arrest of funds accumulated on the bank pension account of former Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov.

"Kyiv's appeal court on March 29 accepted the arguments of the prosecutor of Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) and confirmed that the funds accumulated at the bank account [of Azarov] for pension payments is subject to restrictions applicable under Article 170 of Ukraine's Code of Criminal Procedure. Their arrest is declared lawful," the press service of Prosecutor General's Office reported on Wednesday.

The Prosecutor General's Office said that the funds have been accumulated in the account opened at Oschadbank.

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Kyiv's appeal court on February 4 upheld the appeal by Azarov's defense team, saying that the ex-premier's pension could not be arrested, as the court of the first instance arrested not his funds, but his right to receive pension.

On March 10, Social Policy Minister Pavlo Rozenko said that Ukraine will not be paying pension to Azarov anymore.
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