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Ukrainian Civil Society Calls for International Investigation of Yanukovych’ Financial Activities

Categories: Ukraine, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Governance, Politics, Protest

As anti-government Euromaidan protests [1] enter their forth week in Ukraine, representatives of Ukrainian civil society are calling on leaders of the European Union, the US and their law enforcement agencies and financial institutions to investigate alleged incidences of corruption and money laundering by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son, Oleksandr Yanukovych.

The data collected by activists has been presented in infographics published recently on http://www.yanukovich.info/ [2].

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Their open appeal on the website reads [2] [en, uk]:

We believe that authoritarian regime of President Viktor Yanukovych has been fueled by proceeds of corruption laundered via the international financial system through the network of shell-companies and professional intermediaries. We reckon as unacceptable the usage of the international financial system to support the Yanukovych regime, which violently disperses peaceful demonstrations, organizes bloody beating of armless people, and kangaroo courts, that throw them later in jail.