Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Britain to host international meeting on stolen Ukrainian assets

Published on Apr 28, 2014 8:41 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - London will host a two-day international meeting this week aimed at helping Ukraine's government to recover stolen assets, Britain's Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Since the toppling of President Viktor Yanukovich in February, Ukrainian prosecutors have accused him and his aides of stealing billions of dollars. Mr Yanukovich has said he has no foreign bank accounts or property abroad.

The April 29 to 30 Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery, jointly organised by Britain and the United States, will be attended by senior government officials, judicial experts, prosecutors, financial intelligence analysts and regulators.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and United States Attorney-General Eric Holder will be among those meeting in London.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!