The former ally of Yanukovych ordered via the offshore company in Malta yacht worth 13 million euros – Paradise Papers
Ex-ally deprived the title of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Anton Prigodsky, who was called the “gray cardinal” of the Party of regions, via offshore has ordered a 37-foot yacht worth over 13 million euros.
This should be from the documents of “the Paradise Papers” (“documents from the Paradise Islands”) is a new global investigative journalism, reports Hromadske.
Released documents show that Prigodsky in 2013 he founded “TUC limited” in Malta. Next year its accounts appeared more than 5.5 million euros.
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Later this Maltese company has ordered a 37-foot yacht Santa Maria T. Journalists appealed to the shipbuilding company in the Netherlands as customers from Ukraine and learned that the estimated cost of the yacht is 13.2 million Euro without value added tax.
According to European laws, so the ship was able to walk on the waters of the European Union, the owner must pay value added tax in the EU. For yacht Santa Maria T – it’s about 30% of the cost. That is why the yacht was commissioned through the Malta firm is actually offshore, they give the opportunity not to pay VAT in the EU.
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We will remind, on Sunday, 5 November, 20:00 Kyiv time, at the same time 400 journalists from 67 countries published materials on the financial mysteries of officials, pop stars and other famous people. A new global investigative journalism called “the Paradise Papers” or “Documents with the Paradise Islands”. This was the second major leak after “the Panama document”.
As in the past year, access to documents provided unknown source. He shared with the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung millions of documents on owners of offshore companies on the exotic Islands, the Caymans, Bermuda, the British virgin and others. Newspaper, in turn, forwarded the materials to the International consortium of investigative journalists and the Center of the investigation of corruption and organized crime OCCRP.
Among Ukrainians in the new leaks, more than a dozen names, including the name of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. In addition, the published documents have information about offshore former NATO Secretary General, pop stars Madonna and Bono, members of the British Royal family and others.
- Paradise Papers
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