Lutsenko promises to “resonant action” against Firtash

High-profile actions against the businessman Dmitry Firtash will take in the coming months — after receipt of the final conclusions of examinations. This was stated by Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.

“Mr. Firtash in the coming months will be good for us message from the Prosecutor’s office. This will apply to regional gas companies, and chemical plants, and enterprises in the temporarily occupied territory,” — told reporters the Prosecutor General.

To act, waiting for the results of the examination.

“Frankly, waiting for the final conclusions of examinations. As soon as they are, there will be suspicions, and arrests, and other high-profile actions”, — said the Prosecutor General.

According to him, the audacity with which Firtash appeals to Moscow with the requirement to punish Ukraine has passed any limits.

“This means that this case is on the back of my closest to my right hand round,” — said Lutsenko.

He noted that prosecutors repeatedly tried to prevent the supply of Ukrainian raw materials in the company Firtash in the Crimea (“Crimean Titan”), but to implement it in practice prevent the courts, decisions which systematically removed the arrest from the fields.

“Periodically we get these solutions, we start all over again: the blend again arrests, again cancel… It’s quite a routine,” stated the Prosecutor General.

We will remind, Dmitry Firtash, for the fifth year in Austria awaiting extradition decisions in the United States, and also concerning owned enterprises in Ukraine.

In November 2015, Firtash had intended to return to Ukraine after eighteen months of stay in Austria (the formal reason — participation in the Congress of the Federation of employers of Ukraine, which he heads). But the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov promised that upon the request of the US Department of justice Dmitry Firtash will be detained by Nicoletia immediately after arriving in Kiev.

Business in the United Firtash’s Group DF. As stated on the company website, it works in the nitrogen, titanium and gas business, as well as in the field of media and agriculture. Chemical assets owned by the businessman, in 2004, was consolidated in the holding OSTCHEM. This group includes the following companies: Cherkasy Azot, Rivneazot and Severodonetsk Azot.

It should also be recalled that in July 2018, Zaporozhye titanium and magnesium plant returned to the state. In 2013, 49% of ztmc, along with managing plant is actually moved offshore company of Dmitry Firtash. SAP managed through the courts, terminate relevant contract.


12 Mar 2014 on request of the American Federal Bureau of investigation of the Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash was arrested in Vienna on suspicion of corruption and placed in detention. After making a 125 million euros bail — he was released on his own recognizance. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the district court of the U.S. state of Illinois in the summer of 2013. In the United States Firtash indicted in the transmission of bribing Indian officials to obtain permits for the development of titanium deposits in India.

In November 2016, Austria has received a request to extradite Firtash in Spain, which had declared him wanted.

21 February 2017 Austrian court rules on extradition of Firtash in the USA. It should be noted that in case of extradition from Austria to the States businessman faces 50 years in prison.

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