As of 25 August 2016, the Ukrainian Bureau of Interpol has not received reports about the detention of the former head of the State Agency for investment and national projects Vladyslav Kaskiv in Panama. This was reported by press Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko on his page on Facebook.
“As of August 25, 2016 information about the arrest of V. V. Kaskiv in Panama at the address of Ukrbyuro of the Interpol have been reported,” – wrote Shevchenko.
The representative of the Ministry recalled that on 20 July 2016 in the registers of the General Secretariat of Interpol at the request of the criminal investigation Department of national police had made a request for the publication of the red message on the international wanted list Kaskiv to attract him to criminal liability.
In this regard, on 1 August 2016, the Interpol has published a red message number A-6987/8 2016 international search Kaskiv with the purpose of his arrest and subsequent extradition to Ukraine for criminal prosecution under part 5 of article 191 (embezzlement of property in especially large sizes by abuse of official position) and part 2 St. 366 (forgery with serious consequences) the Criminal code of Ukraine.
Also, according to Shevchenko, according to the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Panama, August 18, 2016 Kaskiv was stopped at the border with Costa Rica after 17 August, he was denied entry into this country.
“Of Interpol in Panama, expressed the request to urgently send a formal request for provisional arrest for the purpose of further extradition to Ukraine V. Kaskiv to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Panama through the diplomatic channel in accordance with the requirements of the agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Panama on extradition of 4 November 2003. August 18, 2016 to the address of Interpol in Panama was sent a copy of the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on the temporal arrest of V. V. Kaskiv and detention before the request for extradition through the diplomatic channel, as provided for in the relevant agreement “, – said Shevchenko.
On 18 August the head of GPU, Yury Lutsenko reported that the former head of the state Agency for investment Vladyslav Kaskiv, was arrested in Panama. The GPU said that the police arrested Kaskiv when you travel to Costa Rica. On 25 August, the former official said that he was not detained, post a photo with the local police and fresh, according to him, the number of Panamanian Newspapers.
In March Kaskiv declared wanted. He was informed about the suspicion under part 5 of article 191 of the TA part 2 St. 366 Criminal code of Ukraine (misappropriation of another’s property by abuse of official position). According to the court, the property Kaskiv seized.
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