Continuation of the cooperation agreed by Justice Minister and Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor Genera

Cyprus and Ukraine announced the continuation of the effective and good cooperation that has developed between the two countries in the field of justice.

The announcement was made after a meeting on Wednesday between Justice and Public Order Minister Ionas Nicolaou and Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhenii Yenin as part of the latter’s official visit to Cyprus.

Welcoming Yenin, the Cypriot Justice Minister said there is good cooperation which has been upgraded after Ukraine’s Public Prosecutor General’s visit to Cyprus last November.

He pointed out that “the specific issues concerning the Ukrainian Prosecutor Generals Office and the Ministry of Justice and Public Order as the competent authority are the mutual execution of requests for legal assistance related to the investigation of cases pending either in Cyprus or in Ukraine”, explaining that “such cases are related to the economic activity of persons, through various companies, but also to other offences, such as child abduction. “

Nicolaou said that response to various requests submitted by the two countries are promoted in the most effective manner.

Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhenii Yenin thanked Nicolaou for the effective and practical cooperation of the two countries and conveyed his country’s satisfaction as regards to the seizure of $ 1.5 billion that had left Ukraine in a money laundering case and were located after information provided by the Cypriot Ministry of Justice.

He said the unprecedented return of property stolen proves that the Cypriot and Ukrainian authorities are dedicated in the fight against money laundering and will promote further requests for judicial assistance. Yenin underlined his countrys gratitude for the invaluable assistance provided by the Republic of Cyprus.

He also said he anticipates further strengthening of bilateral relations and assured his government will promote the soonest and more effectively requests by the Cypriot authorities.

Source: Cyprus News Agency