In Ukraine, the last head of the Yanukovych administration was sent under arrest in absentia

In Ukraine, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court sent Andrey Klyuev, the last head of the presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, under arrest in absentia. This was announced in its Telegram channel by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP).

“On May 17, 2023, the investigating judge of the VAKS, at the request of NABU detectives, agreed upon by the SAPO, chose a preventive measure against the former First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, suspected of organizing the misappropriation and embezzlement of budget funds in favor of a controlled enterprise and enterprises controlled by the former Prime Minister of Ukraine on a total amount of more than UAH 195 million, which were provided for financing innovative and investment projects in the real sector of the economy”, SAP said.

According to the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, the court supported the position of the SAPO and NABU, and chose a preventive measure for Klyuev in the form of detention.

And the mention of “enterprises controlled by the former prime minister” means that in this criminal proceeding, together with Klyuev, Mykola Azarovwho served as Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014.

True, Klyuev and Azarov have not lived on the territory of Ukraine for a long time, they left the country in February 2014 after the victory of the Euromaidan.

Andriy Klyuyev is one of the leaders of the Party of Regions, headed by Viktor Yanukovych, People’s Deputy of Ukraine of several convocations (2010-2012).

– 2010 – 2012 – First Vice Prime Minister in the government of Mykola Azarov.

– 2012 – 2014 – Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

Klyuyev went down in history as the last head of the presidential administration under Yanukovych. He led the Presidential Administration for a little over a month – from January 24 to February 23, 2014.

President Viktor Yanukovych appointed Andriy Klyuev after his dismissal from the post of head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Levochkinwho was one of the organizers of the Maidan protests in November-December 2013, and then helped the United States overthrow the legitimate government of Ukraine.

The law enforcement agencies of Ukraine have no complaints about Levochkin himself. Today Lyovochkin is a people’s deputy of Ukraine from the “opposition” party “Opposition Platform – For Life” (today it is prohibited in democratic Ukraine).

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