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Court arrests Yanukovych's helipad

Amadeus Co. Ltd property had been transferred to responsible storage.

Court arrests Yanukovych's helipad
Photo: Photo: ihappyonline.blogspot.com

The Kyiv city court of Appeal arrested a two-hectare land plot and real estate owned by Amadeus Co. Ltd, Prosecutor-General Yuriyy Lutsenko says.

"The Court of Appeal of the Kyiv city on the recommendation of the Prosecutor's General Office ruled to arrest and prohibit using, disposing and expropriating land areas of more than two hectares and real estate objects located on these sites of the so-called Yanukovych's helicopter landing site, owned by Amadeus Co. Ltd.," Lutsenko wrote on Facebook Friday.

He said that the property had been transferred to the responsible storage of the state enterprise Financing of Infrastructure Projects.

Later on that day, PGO explained that the Kyiv Appeal's decision released on Thursday, 3 August concerned land plots and more than five real estate objects at Kyiv's Parkova Road.

Amadeus Co. Ltd. was the customer of the construction of a helicopter pad for the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

The helicopter platform in Kyiv several hundred meters from the Verkhovna Rada was commissioned on 6 June, 2012. It was supposed to be used by the then president Viktor Yanukovych to get to and from his residence in Mezhyhiria outside Kyiv.

Yanukovych never used the facility.

In the summer of 2016, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said that the helipad construction was financed from illegal VAT refunds.