Secret court document exposes state l...

Secret court document exposes state looting in Ukraine

Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovich is estimated to have siphoned off at least $1.5bn from the country through his cronies before his ouster in 2014 Al Jazeera has traced at least $160m of the suspected misappropriated assets frozen in Cyprus upon the request of the Ukrainian authorities The investigation by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has revealed that three Ukrainian oligarchs illegally traded the frozen assets linked to Yanukovich A secret Ukrainian court ruling has for the first time exposed exactly how former president Viktor Yanukovich stole $1.5bn from the country. It has also revealed that President Petro Poroshenko's former financial advisers played a role in the fraud, embarrassing the government.

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