Political scientist Dmytro Razumkov: "Economic expediency and protection of state interests are very important"

12.01.2018 р., 11:40

What is evidenced about by the publishing by Al Jazeera of a 95-page text of the verdict of the Kramatorsk City Court dated March 28, 2017, which was later classified as containing a state secret? Al Jazeera argues that the verdict reveals the scheme through which public funds were embezzled under the fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, and asks why the court verdict was classified.In addition, the channel notes with reference to lawyers and anti-corruption groups that the passing of such a verdict behind closed doors and without the participation of non-resident companies provides these companies with strong arguments to seek return of part of or all of $1.5 billion that fell under special confiscation.

The issue is commented on the program "Today. Morning" of the Ukrainian radio by director of the Ukrainian political consulting group Dmytro Razumkov.

"The problem lies in the fact that in this matter foreign companies are involved. Given that the court decision was classified and the court's meeting was held without their participation, this could be the basis for challenging the decision of the Kramatorsk court in other courts. And I fear it may happen that we would have yet to return the money that was previously stolen from the Ukrainian budget ".

Political scientist Dmytro Razumkov: "Economic expediency and protection of state interests are very important"