Switzerland hands over documents to Ukraine about possible plundering of Ukrkhimtransammiak funds by its ex-director Bondik
The Federal Office of Justice of Switzerland in the end of June handed over to the Office of the Prosecutor General's of Ukraine documents proving the possible plundering of the funds of state-owned company Ukrkhimtransammiak by ex-director of the enterprise Viktor Bondik, the DW newspaper has reported.
Swiss law enforcers suspect that the money withdrawn by Bondik from Ukraine can be stolen from the state enterprise. In the account controlled by Bondik, according to the Swiss registry, EUR 7 million and $21 million have been arrested. Ukrainian law enforcers will be able to return these funds to the state, if they prove the illegal origin of money, the newspaper said.
We are talking about the accounts in Bank Vontobel AG, opened by Spes Asset Management B.V. company.
As reported, on June 15, 2016 the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade sacked Viktor Bondik from the post of director of the state enterprise Ukrkhimtransammiak due to violation of the law and obligations under the contract, as well as for failure to comply with the requirements of the State Financial Inspectorate.
In March 2017, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine informed Viktor Bondik of suspicion of embezzling state property for $2.3 million.
Ukrkhimtransammiak manages the Ukrainian part of the Togliatti-Horlivka-Odesa ammonia pipeline. The total length of the ammonia pipeline is 2,418 km, in the territory of Ukraine 1,018 km.