Switzerland Freezes Yanukovych Assets
Swiss authorities announced they have launched an investigation into Viktor Yanukovych's financial transactions on grounds on suspicions of money-laundering.
The measure comes short after Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk claimed some USD 70 B had been "stolen" by Yanukovych, his family, and other high officials, including money from Russian loans.
Switzerland also decided to freeze assets held by the ousted president and his son Oleksandr as well as those of 20 Ukrainian representatives that were acting as high officials during Yanukovych's presidency. Among them are former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, his deputy Sergey Arbuzov, and ex-Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, Switzerland government's website has reported.
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