A former adviser to the ex-dictator, Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Portnov said that the former head of the State Agency for investment and national projects Kaskiv himself asked the authorities of Panama to extradite him to Ukraine. He declared it in Facebook.
“Kaskiv a few months ago, in writing, asked the Panama authorities of his voluntary extradition to Ukraine, argued the Panamanian court that he has nothing to hide, and then another, and bought the ticket at his own expense. Yesterday, he moved freely at Amsterdam airport at night and arrived in Kiev in advance to Ukrainian investigators,” – said Portnow.
He called it a “cheap public relations of the GPU and the SBU, not the operation”.
“The General Prosecutor’s office appealed to the Pechersk district court of Kiev for election of a measure of restraint in form of arrest Kaskiv,” – said in Fasebook press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan.
According to her, during the consideration of the question of protection Kaskiv, predostavila the court a certificate of full compensation caused to the state damage.
“Given this fact and the presence of five minor children, the Pechersky district court decided “to use against the suspect Kaskiv a measure of restraint in form of detention within the 2-month period of pre-trial investigation. To choose the suspect Kaciceva alternative measure in the form of collateral,” said Gar.
The court also ordered Kaskiv to surrender all existing passports, and be on demand to the investigator and to report its location.
On 1 November, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that Kaskiv was deported from Panama to Ukraine.
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In March 2016 Kaskiv was wanted on suspicion of embezzling 7.5 million UAH of budgetary funds. September 8, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko declared that ex-the head of the state Agency for investments, was arrested in Panama. In GPU declared that will petition for commutation of sentence for Kaskiv, if he will make a deal with the investigation.
10 September of the same year, the court in Panama Kaciceva chose a measure of restraint in the form of a Deposit of $600 thousand and the restriction of movement in the capital. About a year ago he made bail. According to the PGO, ex-official asked for political asylum in this country, but Panama refused him.