Another series of searches also took place.
More than 40 million hryvnia: accounts of relatives of Medvedchuk and Kozak arrested / photo from UNIAN
The court seized the corporate rights and accounts of business entities belonging to relatives of people’s deputies of the Opposition Platform – For Life.
This was reported by the press service of the State Bureau of Investigation.
The corporate rights and accounts of business entities owned by relatives of Putin’s godfather Viktor Medvedchuk and his associate Taras Kozak, which held more than UAH 40 million, were arrested.
“On Wednesday (May 4 – UNIAN), employees of the territorial department of the State Bureau of Investigation in Lviv conducted regular searches at facilities related to the families of deputies. Investigative actions took place at six addresses, one of them in the Kyiv region, the rest in the territory of the Lviv region,” the statement reads. message.
The searches were carried out as part of criminal proceedings on suspicion of abuse of power and violation of the rules for the protection or use of subsoil and legalization of proceeds from crime (Article 364, Article 240, part 2 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Relatives of Kozak and Medvedchuk are the subjects of criminal proceedings regarding illegal sand mining at two open pits in the Lviv region.
During searches, valuable paintings, antiques, and other valuables were confiscated. The SBI will initiate their arrest and transfer to the National Asset Management Agency.
As UNIAN wrote, on April 27 searches were already carried out at 22 objects in the Lviv region, which belong to the relatives of Medvedchuk and Kozak.
Recall that on February 27, 2022, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko said that Medvedchuk had escaped from house arrest.
On the evening of April 12, Volodymyr Zelensky said that as a result of a special operation, the SBU had detained Viktor Medvedchuk. Later, the head of state offered Russia to exchange the captured Ukrainians for Putin’s detained godfather.
Medvedchuk is suspected of high treason in two criminal proceedings.
An associate of Viktor Medvedchuk, a fugitive people’s deputy from the Opposition Platform for Life, Taras Kozak, who is under the sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council, is probably in Russia.