Former head of State Assets Fund detained in Boryspil



2014/08/11 • Daily Updates

The former head of Ukraine’s State Assets Fund was detained in Boryspil airport during an attempt to board a flight to Moscow, reports Commentator.

“According to information previously received by a Commentator news agency correspondent, Mr. Oleksandr Ryabchenko is being charged by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office with abuse of office, embezzlement of a large amount of state funds, and other corrupt activities, which resulted in budget losses of over 7 billion USD,” writes the publication.

The source also notes that the arrest occurred in the VIP lounge of the airport with several eyewitnesses. “In addition to Ryabchenko, his mistress, also a Ukrainian citizen, was detained. According to a source in the Prosecutor General’s Office, Ryabchenko arrived at the airport without security and did not resist the arrest. Currently, the former head of the Fund is under questioning. The reason why Ryabchenko attempted to leave Ukrainian territory with false documents is being investigated,” added the publication.

Source: UkrInform

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina, edited by Elizabeth Martin




  • Donald Casavant

    Another rat is caught before he could scurry away to the waiting arms and protection of Putlier!

  • Milton Devonair

    There’s a lot of money being a criminal for the putin crime family. He can use your chechen paid criminals and in return, you get tens of millions of dollars, enough to throw in the air….

  • evanlarkspur

    Caught with his mistress, as usual. Levels of marital fidelity seem to be signposts for the level at which a society exists. Unfortunately, in Russia and Ukraine, nearly every man seems to need to keep a mistress in order to prove something to the world. Perhaps Ukraine can leave this behind as a symbol of success?

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Good news. Throw his ass in jail for a long time.

  • steve34609

    Seize the billions he ‘lost’. Put it to work in the military effort. Anti-corruption effort. lobbying the Rada for effective laws.