On Tuesday, 19 March, the Asset Recovery and Management Agency, with the participation of Transparency International Ukraine, is presenting a list of seized assets, including information on the number of assets transferred under the ARMA’s management by the court, the data on the management status and geography.

Following up on the subject of assets belonging to Yanukovych’s inner circle, the team of TI Ukraine has collected information on property under the management of the ARMA connected with the former minister of revenues and duties Klymenko.

We calculated thatwithin just one case on Klymenko, over 40 high-end apartments in Kyiv and Odesa, over 30 parking places, 20 land plots, a number of corporate rights,  5,000 sq.m of office facilities in Gulliver shopping mall, and a 3,000-sq.m hunting seat were seized and transferred to the ARMA. The only exception was the 1000 open freight cars, which were transferred to Ukrzaliznytsia by a special decision of Pecherskyi District Court.

Judging by the Unified State Register of Court Decisions, “Klymenko’s assets” were seized in criminal proceedings on the following counts: “building a criminal organization,” “abuse of power,” “tax evasion,” “money laundering” (arts. 255, 256, 364, 212, 209 of the Criminal Code).

“Analyzing the ARMA’s activity, TI Ukraine received numerous information on the attempts of the former minister and his inner circle to impede public management of these assets, using, among other things, physical resistance and loopholes in the judicial system. However, we hope that the Agency’s work will be effective and that the final court verdicts will enable recovery of these criminal assets,” said legal advisor of TI Ukraine Kateryna Ryzhenko.

An infographic with a detailed inventory of all assets in these proceedings can be found in the Ukrainian version of the page.

This publication has been prepared with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of Transparency International Ukraine and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

Transparency International Ukraine works with the National Agency within the project Enhancing the Role of Civil Society in Public Finance Oversight, financed by the European Union. The project aims at empowering civil society and journalists with effective anti-corruption, asset recovery and anti-money laundering tools to perform the public finance oversight, support the launch of Asset Recovery and Management Agency (ARMA) and to update the list of Politically Exposed Persons. Find out more at https://goo.gl/Jgr9ic

Analyzing the ARMA’s activity, TI Ukraine received numerous information on the attempts of the former minister and his inner circle to impede public management of these assets, using, among other things, physical resistance and loopholes in the judicial system. However, we hope that the Agency’s work will be effective and that the final court verdicts will enable recovery of these criminal assets.

Kateryna Ryzhenko, legal advisor, Transparency International Ukraine