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Assets recovery agents enter fugitive official's luxury flat

They finally got in with the help of the police.

Assets recovery agents enter fugitive official's luxury flat
Photo: facebook.com/arma.gov.ua

Despite resistance put up by unknown individuals, agents of the National Agency for the Recovery of Corrupt Assets (ARMA) have managed to enter a Kyiv flat of Oleksandr Klymenko, ex-President Viktor Yanukovych's former income and levies minister, on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard. They did with the assistance of the KORD special-purpose police, the agency's press service has said.ARMA has published photos of the interior of the 200 sq.m, flat.

Фото: facebook.com/arma.gov.ua Фото: facebook.com/arma.gov.ua Фото: facebook.com/arma.gov.ua Klymenko is suspected of creating and taking part in a criminal group and abuse of office. He is also suspected of establishing so-called "tax platforms" for tax evasion in 2011-14. The total losses inflicted on the state are estimated at nearly 96bn hryvnyas.

In early October, chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said that Klymenko's impounded assets would be transferred under ARMA's control. Among the assets are 77 luxury apartments in central Kyiv, 17 unfinished houses in Kyiv Region, 22 luxury cars and more.

Klymenko has fled Ukraine after the Euromaidan protests and is believed to be hiding in Russia.

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