Confiscation of attached Yanukovych’s funds hardly probable this year, Finance Minister Danyliuk says

It’s hardly likely that the attached funds of Yanukovych and his allies will be forfeited in 2016.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, Ukraine's Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said at the experts' forum in Kyiv.

"I'd really like it (forfeiture) to take place this year, but it does not look real anymore," he said.

According to the minister, this situation negatively affects Ukraine's budgeting. "This issue is of great concern to me. 7.7 billion hryvnia obtained through special confiscation were included in this year's budget. We must stop using such approach to budgeting - when we include something in it and do not subsequently receive it. We need to forfeit these funds lawfully as fast as possible. They must work for the people's benefit," Oleksandr Danyliuk stressed.

Read more: Rada votes down inclusion of bill on special confiscation in agenda

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not include in its agenda the bill No 4811 on special forfeiture of assets received through corrupt practices June 16. According to the authors of the bill, it will make possible to return the arrested funds of former President Viktor Yanukovych regime representatives to the state budget and allocate them for the state defense order implementation. The attached funds amount to $1.5 billion. July 5, Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction MP Ivan Vinnyk said that the coalition lawmakers withdraw a bill on special confiscation from the Verkhovna Rada in order to submit a new one later.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n398451