Ukrainian “daughter” VimpelCom suspected of tax evasion on $91 million

Ukraine initiated criminal proceedings on the fact of evasion from payment of taxes in especially large sizes officials of mobile operator Kyivstar, a subsidiary of VimpelCom. This follows from the message published on the website of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

It is said that we are talking about the amount of 2.3 billion hryvnias (more than $91 million at current exchange rates). Criminal proceedings are initiated on materials of documentary checks, the report says.

“According to the findings of auditors, officials of JSC “Kyivstar” by conducting fictitious business transactions in the course of 2014, intentionally evaded paying taxes of more than 2, 3 billion given,” — said the Prosecutor General.

The investigation involved the investigators of the state fiscal service of Ukraine, the report says.

JSC Kyivstar and VimpelCom has not yet responded to a request to RBC.

Kyivstar — Ukrainian telecommunications operator, the first in the country by number of users. The company provides services of mobile communication and connection to the Internet. Is a telecommunications holding company VimpelCom, which owns Russian mobile operator “VimpelCom” (brand “Beeline”).