The President of Ukraine has announced that he has commissioned the general Office of Public Prosecutor to investigate allegedly illegal discriminatory V.A.T. reimbursements made in August to large enterprises, a matter about which I blogged a couple of weeks ago.
What did the President expect with Mykola Azarov as Minister of Finances?
According to the source article, "..funds have been allotted to Azovstal, Avdeyevka Koksokhim, [and] Yenakievo Metzavod. Such enterprises as Illich’s Mariupol Metallurgical Plant have not had a single kopek..”
The Illich M.M.Plant, is owned by one of Ukraine's top Socialists and richest men - Vladimir Boyko, and is a commercial rival of the Akhmetov-owned Azovstal, which is also located in Mariupol. The other two enterprises mentioned that have received VAT refunds are [surprise, surprise] also part of Akhmetov's S.C.M. group.
The Socialists are supposed to be partners in the new ruling parliamentary coalition - Boyko will not be a 'happy bunny'. Prosecutor-General Medvedko will no doubt file the President's request in his ever-growing 'things-not-to-do' box.