Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 08:34
Yanukovych funneled money through NL; Ministers silent.
The cabinet can't give information about reports that the son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, diverted capital via a Dutch tax route. According to minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, and minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, a vow of secrecy prevents them from giving any information about individual tax payment liabilities, BNR reports. The House of Parliament wrote this in answer to questions from GroenLinks. The party wanted to know if it is true that Alexander Yanukovych placed his investments and money in two holding companies managed by a trust registered in The Hague. The ministers do say that they are taking all measures that are "duty-bound and responsible" to prevent any Ukrainian corruption money from being embezzled. A similar probe into money laundering by the ousted Ukrainian president has been launched in Switzerland.