Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-230
Viktor Yanukovych / European Union
Ukraine
President (2010-2014)
European Union
Location of Recovery Effort
2014
Ongoing
Ongoing
Investigation/Asset Tracing/Asset Restraint
Unknown

According to the European Council Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine, the EU has imposed an asset freeze against a total of 18 individuals including the former President Yanjukovych, senior members of his government, associates and family members.  (Source:  European Council Council Regulation (EU) No 208/2014 of 5 March 2014 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Ukraine; See also, The Guardian, "Ukraine: EU freezes assets of Yanukovych's former hierarchy," March 5, 2014.)

According to the INTEROL wanted list, Mr. Yanukovych is "Wanted by the Judicial Authorities of Ukraine for Prosecution / to serve a sentence" with the following charges listed: "Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation, if committed in respect of an especially gross amount, or by an organized group."  (Source: INTERPOL, "Viktor Yanukovych," at http://www.interpol.int/notice/search/wanted/2014-13031 (last accessed January 21, 2015).