Prosecutor General's Office opens criminal case against Andriy Kliuyev
The investigations unit of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has included data in a unified register of pre-trial investigations on a criminal offense committed by former Head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration Andriy Kliuyev, the PGO press service reported on Wednesday.
Investigators established that in March 2009, Kliuyev (then a people's deputy of Ukraine) contributed to the Semiconductor Plant enterprise obtaining a EUR 150 million loan from the state-owned PJSC Ukreximbank.
"These funds were intended to finance projects for the production of solar cells, i.e. to develop the business of the family of the said person. At the same time, the loan received was secured by the pledge of the enterprise-owned property rights under contracts for the sale and purchase of equipment that was illiquid. Thus there was a high risk the loan would have not been returned to the state-owned bank," the prosecutor's office said.
According to the press service, in September-October 2010, the State Agency of Ukraine for Investments and Development, with the personal assistance of Kliuyev (then first deputy prime minister of Ukraine), adopted a conclusion on the possible financing of the Semiconductor Plant, which proposed an investment project "The creation of a vertically integrated company making photovoltaic products."
"The respective funds - UAH 200 million – were not used for designated purposes, but for the payment to PJSC Ukreximbank of the accrued interest on the previously received loan," the prosecutor's office said.
Criminal proceedings were launched on the grounds of a criminal offense under Part 5, Article 191 of the Criminal Code (taking possession of property in a large scale). The pretrial investigation continues.