Hundreds of millions of dollars stolen by Yanukovych and his allies have yet to be returned to Ukraine. As a result, this case was chosen as a top priority in the framework of the international campaign Unmask the Corrupt for information, analytical and investigative assistance.
TI representatives at the International Conference discussed counteraction to grand corruption and recovery of stolen assents on Corruption Prevention on November 29 – December 4, 2016, in Panama, and during the Annual Conference of the Global Anti-corruption Transparency International movement, on November 27-30, 2016.
On December 15–16, 2016, the International Conference on Asset Recovery was held in collaboration with the Anticorruption Action Center. It aimed not onlyat Ukrainian and international experts sharing their experience on opportunities, instruments and the best practices on stolen assets recovery, but also the attempt to stimulate the Ukrainian authorities to more actively investigate the Yanukovych’s case. As a number of bodies and positions have recently been introduced in Ukraine, it was explained at the conference how such organizations should interact and what they should do to achieve success in asset recovery to Ukraine.
The register for the investigation of corruption offenses by high-ranking officials of the Yanukovych regime was started in 2016, as well as communication with representatives of NGOs in the countries where the frozen assets are kept for the further cooperation aiming at the recovery of said assets.
Duration: 1 year; 1.10.2016-30.09.2017
Donor: TI – Secretatiat
Project Coordinator: Andrii Sliusar