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Information on the results of the SFMS activities in the 1st half of 2017

Information on the results of the SFMS activities in the 1st half of 2017

 

The State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine as the FIU of Ukraine takes enhanced practical measures on counteraction to legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Particularly in the 1st half of 2017 the SFMS developed 298 referrals (including 156 case referrals and 142 additional case referrals) that were submitted to:

-  prosecution authorities– 38 case referrals and 59 additional case referrals;

- State Fiscal Service of Ukraine– 41 case referrals and 18 additional case referrals;

- internal affairs bodies– 26 case referrals and 15 additional case referrals;

- Security Service of Ukraine – 34 case referrals and 23 additional case referrals;

- National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine – 17 case referrals and 27 additional case referrals.

In these materials the total amount of financial transactions that may be related to money laundering and committing another crime, as defined by the Criminal Code of Ukraine, is UAH 23,4 billion.

The total amount of financial transactions that may be related to the legalization of proceeds from crime and the commission of other crimes, determined by the Criminal Code of Ukraine, is UAH 473.2 billion.

During the entire period of investigations (March 2014 – June 2017) on counteraction to legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime, terrorist financing, and financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the SFMS has prepared 2251 case referrals and additional case referrals (including 1189 case referrals and 1062 additional case referrals).

Moreover, the FIU of Ukraine continues to carry out its active work on investigation of laundering of the proceeds, derived from corruption activities, embezzlement and misappropriation of state funds and property by former President of Ukraine V. Yanukovych, his close persons, officials of former government of the country and their associated persons, as well as of persons, involved in the deliberate mass murder of people in Ukraine.

Thus, during the 1st half of 2017 the SFMS developed and submitted to the law enforcement agencies 85 materials (27 case referrals and 58 additional case referrals) on financial transactions, involving former high officials.

The total amount of financial transactions that may be related to the legalization of the proceeds from crime and may be related to committing another crime, stipulated in the Criminal Code of Ukraine, in these materials amounts to UAH 9,3  billion.

Over the whole period of investigation (March, 2014 – March, 2017) on financial transactions performed by former high officials there were 632 materials (136 case referrals and 496 additional case referrals) developed and submitted to law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.

The total amount of financial transactions that may be related to the legalization of the proceeds from crime or may be related to another crime, stipulated in the Criminal Code of Ukraine, amounts to UAH 211,0 billion.

As a result of the measures taken by the SFMS during the investigation funds on the accounts of natural persons and legal entities that are related to Yanukovych V.F and former high officials in the equivalent to USD 1,54 billion were blocked.

The special attention of the SFMS is paid to search and freezing of assets that belongs to former high officials abroad.

According to information from FIUs of other countries, assets of former high level officials of state authorities, local self-government authorities of Ukraine and persons related to them were blocked in the total amount of USD 107,19 million, EUR 15,87 million and CHF 135,01 million, particularly in such countries as Austria, Great Britain, Latvia, Cyprus, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

During the 1st half of 2017 the SFMS developed and submitted to the Security Service of Ukraine, Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine for consideration and making decision pursuant to the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine 31 materials (including 20 case referrals and 11 additional case referrals) concerning financial transactions of individuals that, according to the information of law enforcement agencies, might be related to terrorist financing (separatism) and/or conducted with the participation of individuals that publicly calling to change or overthrow of the constitutional order and state borders of Ukraine with use of violence.

In these materials the total amount of financial transactions that may be related to money laundering and committing another crime, defined by the Criminal Code of Ukraine, amounts to UAH 705.3 million.

During the 1st half of 2017 the SFMS in 13 cases (materials) blocked UAH 41,63 million on the bank accounts of the customers.

 Over the whole period of conducting investigations (March 2014 – March 2017) concerning financial transactions of individuals that might be related to terrorist financing (separatism) and/or conducted with the participation of individuals that publicly calling to change or overthrow of the constitutional order and state borders of Ukraine with use of violence, the FIU of Ukraine has developed and submitted to the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine 183 materials (134 case referrals and 49 additional case referrals). 

Moreover, the SFMS pursues active cooperation with international institutions such as Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), European Union, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Egmont group of financial intelligence units, the United Nations.

In the context of cooperation with the MONEYVAL Committee, as a key office of the Council of Europe on combating money laundering and terrorist financing, from March 23 to April 8 2017 the on-site visit was conducted within the 5th Mutual Evaluation Round of the national system of counteraction to the legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The preparation and support of the on-site visit of the MONEYVAL Committee in Ukraine was coordinated by the SFMS.

The key element of the evaluation was consultations with the representatives of the state authorities, the private sector and the civic associations to examine the effectiveness of practical implementation of the FATF Recommendations according to 11 Immediate Outcomes.

Following the experts findings, Mutual Evaluation Report of Ukraine is currently being coordinated, which is subject to approval at the MONEYVAL Plenary meeting.

 

 

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