The Asset Recovery and Management Agency has started the process of management of the Mezhyhiria facility. Until 12 December, potential managers can submit their applications.
According to ARMA, the management in question will concern immovable and movable property in the Novi Petrivtsi village of Vyshhorodskyi rayon, transferred under the Agency’s management by Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv.
The new manager will be in charge of Mezhyhiria until Obolonskyi District Court and Kyiv Appeal Court make the ruling on the case of ex-president Yanukovych.
“Transparency International Ukraine will be following the competition and make the effort to have a highly qualified manager assigned with Mezhyhiria management. We are currently expecting that the complex will start functioning adequately in the near future,” said legal advisor of Transparency International Ukraine Kateryna Ryzhenko.
As a reminder, the Prosecutor General’s Office started investigating Yanukovych and his inner circle, and seized Mezhyhiria in 2015 as part of this proceeding. Later, the case was sent tot he National Anti-Corruption Bureau based on the investigative jurisdiction, and parts of the complex were transferred to the ARMA.
For reference: the National Agency of Ukraine for Finding, Tracing and Management of Assets Obtained through Corruption and Other Crimes (short version – Asset Recovery and Management Agency, or ARMA) is a central executive agency with a special status, authorized to form and implement national policy pertaining to finding and tracing of assets that may be seized in a criminal proceeding, as well as to manage assets already seized in a criminal proceeding. The National Agency was created analogously to asset recovery and management institutions that successfully function in EU member states according to the decision of the Council of the EU No. 2007/845/JHA of 06 December 2007 and other EU legal acts.
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