Police discover flat full of Azarov's valuables in Kyiv
Kyiv investigators have discovered an apartment in Darnytsky district of the capital city where they found things belonging to fugitive former prime minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, the communications department of Kyiv police reported.
"From the apartment, they seized honorary weapons registered in Azarov's name, paintings and historical valuables, the cost of which is estimated at several million dollars... Having received a search order, investigators together with the lawyer entered the apartment and found about two hundred bags with possessions there," the statement reads, citing National Police of Ukraine chief Vadym Troyan.
"Dozens of icons and religious books dating to the 19th centuries, all originals (according to expert conclusions), paintings by Ilya Repin, Vasily Tropinin and Nikas Safronov. Then there were silverware, commemorative coins, honorary weapons with permits in the name of the fugitive premier and even Cossack sabers," Troyan said.
He also noted that awards and greetings from the Russian leadership, which Azarov received even during the Revolution of Dignity, were found in this apartment.
The report is illustrated with photographs and videos of the found items. Among them there are old books, paintings, icons, weapons with permits in Azarov's name, Cossack mace and birthday greetings from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The video captures among other things a big shovel with an inscription "For money" with a built-in stiletto, IDs, wineglasses and dozens of checkered plastic bags.