While the Ukrainian government requires Western partners to confiscate the assets of Russian businessmen and send this money to Ukraine, the property of Putin's oligarchs feels quite fine in our country, Antikor writes.
Moreover, it is within easy reach from Bankovaya to them. We are talking, for example, about the assets of a former Russian citizen and deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, colonel of the Russian army Vladimir Krupchak. His most famous asset in our country is the Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, which is located in Obukhov and produces, among other things, the most popular toilet paper in Ukraine.
In total, he owns 169 real estate objects worth more than 10 billion hryvnias. True, in September, the National Police of Ukraine reported that all these objects had been seized. Employees of the Department of Strategic Investigations, together with the Main Investigation Department of the National Police, established that officials from Krupchak's enterprises set up a scheme for withdrawing funds to the Russian Federation and a mechanism for tax evasion on an especially large scale.
After the full-scale military invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine, the above-mentioned enterprises continued to carry out financial transactions with the aggressor country through intermediaries from the EU. “The revenues received replenished the Russian budget, from which the hostile Russian army and its criminal actions on the territory of Ukraine are financed,” law enforcement officers note.
And a month later, on October 19, sanctions were imposed on Vladimir Krupchak.
And everyone rejoiced and applauded in unison. Especially after the inspiring passage from the NPU: “The funds received from the sale of assets related to the Russian Federation can be used for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the restoration of the infrastructure destroyed by the enemy.”
There is only one nuance in all this. The arrest does not mean that the property has already been sold, but the funds that “will be poisoned for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” have already been received. Because before property can be sold, it must be confiscated. By a court decision, we have a constitutional state.
And nobody does the last one. And all the seized property continues to work normally and bring profit to the owners. Nobody promised that the property would be confiscated? But the picture was good and everyone was happy.
Meanwhile, Krupchak himself is also not sitting idle. Business rewriting began. And also custom stories on television and paid press conferences. Everything is to prevent Krupchak's enterprises from being confiscated in favor of Ukraine.
In particular, Krupchak's Austrian company, which owns the Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, announced a change of ownership. Like, instead of Krupchak, it was Heinz Zinner.
We could have found someone else, but, as we see, no one is particularly encrypted. Because this Mr. Heinz Zinner was recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, which Krupchak controlled all these years.
But the authorities, as already mentioned, have not yet filed a lawsuit to confiscate Vladimir Krupchak's property. What's stopping you? It remains only to guess. And after all, Krupchak's assets are far from alone in this process – this happens with almost all Russian assets that have come under arrest in our country.
A loud report, enthusiastic reports, applause from an ignorant public and feverish calculations in the delusional brain of the electorate and that's it. The next step – a lawsuit for confiscation in favor of Ukraine – is not being taken by anyone. Just remember the story of Ocean Plaza.
Returning to Vladimir Krupchak — he lives quite comfortably in his estate near Kyiv:
And systematically transfers his assets to front men.
But he behavior is understandable. The behavior of the Ukrainian authorities is not clear. Interestingly, are the authorities comfortable with this situation, when most of the property of Russians is simply slipping out from under their noses now, because it is being transferred to other persons? Is this negligence or intentional?
Vladimir Krupchak: what is known about the “paper” empire of a millionaire
Vladimir Krupchak: Russian-Ukrainian swindler from the list ” Forbes”
Assets of 169 real estate objects of the ex-deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the amount of more than UAH 10 billion were arrested
Is this definitely deoligarchization?