KIEV, February 18. /TASS/. Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovich, has nothing to do with the money that has been reportedly confiscated according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Yuri Lutsenko, one of Yanukovich’s lawyers, Vitaly Serdyuk, told TASS.
"The claims Yanukovich has something to do with the 1.5 billion hryvnias, which, according to Prosecutor-General Yuri Lutsenko, has been confiscated and will be entered to the accounts of the Treasury soon are an absolute lie," Serdyuk said. "The fourth president has nothing to do with this money. Lutsenko’s statement must be regarded only as another election slogan."
Serdyuk said that not a single confiscation decision had been taken in relation to Yanukovich.
"He is neither a suspect or a witness in the case," Serdyuk said.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Yuri Lutsenko on Friday claimed that a way had been paved for "enforcing a court sentence regarding the special confiscation of 1.478 billion hryvnias from Yanukovich’s criminal organization." He said the money would soon go to the Treasury and eventually be spent on support for the Ukrainian army.