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    Firtash to remain in custody for another day
    Feb23

    Firtash to remain in custody for another day

    According to the verdict of the Regional Criminal Court in Vienna in the case of an extradition arrest of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, the latter will remain in custody at the request of the Vienna prosecutor`s office. Austrian prosecutors submitted to a court a motion to extend the Ukrainian businessman`s detention term under the U.S....

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media
    Feb23

    Austrian court turns down prosecutor`s request to arrest Firtash – media

    The court in Vienna has refused to satisfy the motion of the Austrian prosecutors regarding the arrest of the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, on Spain`s extradition request, Ukrainska Pravda reported citing a source close to Mr Firtash. As reported earlier, on February 17, Austria received Spain`s request for the extradition of Dmytro...

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets
    Feb23

    Cyber-espionage group uses malware, hacked microphones and Dropbox accounts to spy on Ukrainian targets

    A well-organized cyber-espionage group is infecting computers at selected targets in Ukraine, turning on their microphone to record nearby audio, stealing documents, and storing exfiltrated data inside Dropbox accounts, according to security firm CyberX, who recently came across the malware used in these attacks, according to Bleeping Computer, a...

    Ukraine`s privatization watchdog unhappy with investor of Ukrtelecom
    Feb23

    Ukraine`s privatization watchdog unhappy with investor of Ukrtelecom

    Ukraine`s State Property Fund (SPF) claims that the ESU company, which is a major shareholder in the country`s largest landline service provider Ukrtelecom and which belongs to Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov, has not fulfilled a number of the investment obligations it undertook when it privatized the telecoms giant, according to Ukrelecom`s...

    Ukraine`s State Treasury reveals over 12,000 cases of budget violation in 2016
    Feb22

    Ukraine`s State Treasury reveals over 12,000 cases of budget violation in 2016

    The State Treasury Service of Ukraine in 2016 revealed over 12,000 cases involving UAH 5.1 billion in transactions when budget legislation was violated by managers and recipients of state and local budget funds, according to the service`s materials shared with UNIAN news agency. This was 37.8% up from transactions in 2015, which were estimated at...

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko
    Feb21

    Firtash can evade prison term if he ”sells out” Russian leaders – Gerashchenko

    The advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, did not rule out the possibility of avoiding imprisonment for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in exchange for his testimony against senior Russian leaders, according to an UNIAN news agency correspondent. Gerashchenko told reporters that the ”American justice”...

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition
    Feb21

    Firtash detained in Vienna courthouse following ruling on his extradition

    Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash was detained in a courthouse in Vienna after the court of appeals ruled on a possibility of his extradition to the United States. The Time reporter, Simon Shuster, has tweeted on Firtash being detained, ”Firtash has just been detained in the courthouse by Austrian police. Lawyers confirm he is now in custody.”...

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.
    Feb21

    Austria approves Firtash`s extradition to U.S.

    An Austrian court has ruled that one of Ukraine`s richest men, Dmytro Firtash, should be extradited to the U.S. to face corruption charges, according to the BBC. The wealthy oligarch has been in Austria since 2014, when the allegations were first brought by U.S. prosecutors, the BBC reported. Mr. Firtash was an ally of ousted leader Viktor...

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist
    Feb21

    EU to prolong sanctions against Yanukovych, his associates next week – journalist

    The European Union will prolong the sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych next week, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. ”The EU will next week prolong the sanctions against the former president of Ukraine Yanukovych + 15 of his associates,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 21, 2017. Earlier,...

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president
    Feb21

    Yanukovych`s partners return stolen money, testify against fugitive ex-president

    Two former officials from the team of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted Ukrainian ex-president – former Deputy Minister of Income and Fees Andriy Holovach and Deputy Economy Minister Oleksandr Suhomlin have testified to the investigation, providing sufficient evidence against Yanukovich and his entourage, according to Chief military prosecutor Anatoliy...

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