Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said that former MP from the Party of Regions and businessman Yuriy Ivaniuschenko is still on the wanted list.
"The Interior Ministry would not execute the shameful decision of the "court" on removing Ivaniuschenko from the list. "Judge" Chaus [judge of Dniprovsky district court in Kyiv Mykola Chaus] and the decisions made by them again prove for me, and I hope for entire society, that the Rada must quickly vote the package of bills on the COMPLETE court reform and COMPLETE reloading of courts," Avakov wrote on his Facebook page over the weekend.
The minister explained what he meant in the phrase "will not execute": "In the building where I work in the Interior Ministry has eleven floors and many rooms… Where is this dishonest paper named "the court ruling on removing Ivaniuschenko from the wanted list"? When it arrives we will let it be examined in many rooms and on many floors… thoroughly. I hope then colleagues from the Prosecutor General's Office will file a counterclaim and the new decision… Ivaniuschenko remains on the wanted list!"
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A Ukrainian court arrested Ivaniuschenko's assets worth over CHF 70 million on his accounts in banks of Switzerland.
The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is investigating Ivaniuschenko. Former MP received the notice of suspicion of organizing the embezzlement and unlawful enrichment on a massive scale under Part 3, Article 27 (types of accomplices), Part 5, Article 191 (misappropriation, embezzlement or taking possession of property by abuse of office) and Part 3, Article 368 (agreeing to, promising or receiving improper advantage by an official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry put Ivaniuschenko on the wanted list in January 2015. It was also put on the Interpol's red notice list.