Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, is urging Austria, Great Britain, Latvia, Cyprus and the U.S. to investigate the laundering of dirty money by top officials in the Ukrainian government. 

“Investigations must be initiated in those countries that were used for corrupt deals – Austria, Great Britain, Latvia, Cyprus and the U.S. These countries need to take a very firm position. The financial resources that were smuggled from Ukraine can be used for all kinds of activities, including those that can undermine democracy in these countries. This is a dangerous development,” Eugenia Tymoshenko said in an interview with Austria’s Der Standard.

She believes such investigations may result in individual sanctions, such as travel bans or the seizure of property, against representatives of Yanukovych’s regime. “This is the only threat to them. If there is a power change they will be looking to escape to the country where they channeled the financial resources they obtained through fraud. If sanctions are imposed, this opportunity for escape will be blocked,” believes Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter.

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