The leader of the popular front Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Inna Avakov, the wife of the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, has sold his stake in channel foreign espresso company, Atmosphere Entertainment, is the ultimate owner of which is the citizen of Ukraine, the son of the Deputy Konstantin Zhevago Ivan. About it reports a press-service channel.
The press service said that Yatsenyuk and Avakov, who owned 30% and 40%, respectively, in the share capital of Astra Finans (the legal entity that owns 100% of the company Goldberri, which broadcasts under the logo of espresso), sold their company, Atmosphere Entertainment, registered in the state of new York.
A “specified foreign subsidiary acquired part of the shares of Larissa Knyazhichi in the share capital of Astra Finans in the amount of 7.5%. As a result of realized transactions knyazhitsky remains the indirect owner of 22.5% of the TV channel “espresso”, 77,5% indirectly owned by foreign company, Atmosphere Entertainment, the ultimate beneficial owner of which is a citizen of Ukraine Ivan Zhevago,” reads the message.
Later, the press Secretary Yatsenyuk Olga Lappo said that the former Prime Minister sold his share in nearly $1.5 million.
“The deal with American Entertainment company Atmosphere that is created in the state of new-York, USA – $1 million 465 thousand 281”, – she wrote.
According to her, the option to purchase shares in the share capital of ASTA Finans was concluded in 2013.
Lappo added that Yatsenyuk sold his interest to prevent speculation about the politicization of the activity of the channel.