Contents tagged with Firtash

  • London court seizes Firtash's mansions as part of Russian VTB Bank lawsuit

    The London court ordered to seize two of the businessman Dmytro Firtash mansions, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

    Interim measures on this and other property, estimated at more than £ 50 million, were imposed at the request of the Russian VTB Bank, to which Firtash has not returned 2.5 billion rubles worth of loans.

    The court also ordered the defendant to disclose all of his assets.

    According to sources, representatives of VTB Bank filed the lawsuit in the High Court of England and …

  • Cyprus court arrests Ukrainian oligarch Firtash’s assets in Russian bank lawsuit

    The District Court of Limassol, Cyprus, has arrested nearly $46 million worth of Dmytro Firtashi’s property as part of a lawsuit by Russia’s VTB Bank, Kommersant reports.

    The lawsuit was filed on 20 December 2018, and within the week, the Ukrainian businessman’s property was placed under arrest as an interim measure. The consideration of the case is scheduled for the end of January.

    The lawsuit concerns the debts of PJSC Ukrainian Chemical Products and LLC Titan Investments, which own …

  • European Court of Justice paves way for the extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash to USA

    According to the decision of the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of Austria may continue the consideration of the case of the Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash.

    "The court decided today that the relevant Austrian regulations are compatible with the EU legislation. This means that, since the EU laws are adhered to in this case, the Supreme Court of Justice in Austria does not have to call for new hearings in the case of the people involved and, as a result, the Austrian …

  • To cover the debt of his Crimean plant, Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Firtash will hand over recreational resort to Crimean authorities

    Volna recreational resort that belongs to Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Dmytro Firtash will become the property of the Kremlin-controlled authorities of the Crimea in exchange for writing off the debt of the Crimean Titan plant owned by businessman, RBC news agency reports citing its sources. Volna is located on the Bakalska sandbar of the peninsula, where a youth forum Tavrida is held, which is overseen by the internal political block of the Kremlin. The recreational resort is rented by the …

  • Dzhemilev: Crimean factory belonging to Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Firtash receives power and raw materials from mainland Ukraine

    The Crimean plant Titan belonging to Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash receives a portion of the electricity it uses from the Kherson region, stated the representative of the President of Ukraine for Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, Krym.Realii reports.

    "Why is this happening? There are several explanations. Some say that if we do not supply a certain amount of electricity there, then a technogenic disaster could occur," said Dzhemilev.

    He noted that a technogenic disaster is …

  • Former U.S. Ambassador John Herbst: Extradition of Firtash would be good for Ukraine

    The extradition of billionaire Dmytro Firtash to the United States of America, if it really happens, would be a good sign for Ukraine, as stated by the former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst, in his interview with the Voice of America. He recalled the negative role played by Dmytro Firtash in Ukrainian-Russian relations.

    "Firtash was a businessman and was associated with the corrupt deals between the Kremlin and the leaders in Ukraine – the corrupt gas deals,” John Herbst …

  • Extradition case of Ukrainian oligarch raises questions about his return to Ukraine

    On the 21st of February, the High District Court of Vienna (Austria) authorized the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the US. Now the final decision about whether to hand the businessman over to the US or to Spain will be made by the Austrian minister of justice. The case proceedings regarding the extradition of Firtash to the US have taken place in Austria since the 23rd of October 2015. In the US, the businessman is accused of giving a bribe of $18,5 to acquire titanium …

  • Ukrainian businessman Firtash spent almost $800,000 on lobbying for his interests in the U.S.

    The Ukrainian oligarch, Dmytro Firtash, spent almost $800,000 on lobbying on behalf of his interests in the United States, as outlined in the article “The battle for Washington. Lobby of Dmitry Firtash,” published by Ukrayinska Pravda.

    “Dmytro Firtash has transferred $80,000 to the account of influential, as he believed, U.S. lobbyists two weeks before the presidential elections in the United States. By that time, the tycoon had already spent $700,000 on their services,” the article says.

    It …

  • Two individuals working for Ukrainian oligrarch Firtash were found guilty of large-scale corruption in Germany

    In Germany, the former Commissioner of the Land police and a private detective who worked for the Ukrainian businessman, Dmytro Firtash, were found guilty of large-scale corruption. This trial has been called one of the biggest corruption scandals in Germany, Deutsche Welle reported.

    "On Friday, January 27th, the Land Court in the town of Schwerin in northern Germany delivered its verdict in the case of the former Chief Commissioner of the criminal police of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Heinz-Peter …