Fuel and Energy Ministry of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko participated in the 'Ukrainian Energy Summit' in London last week. [Check out the photos in this link]
This from the reputable 'Independent Gas Consumer Alliance' site:
"A report originally published on a European website enerysecurityforeurope.eu was distributed at the Ukrainian Energy summit. That report claims that RosUkrEnergo has connections with the Fuel and Energy Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko and Naftogaz First Deputy Chairman of the Board Igor Voronin as well as Semen Mogilevich, an alleged crime figure named in a FBI most-wanted list in connection with allegations of money-laundering, securities fraud and racketeering.
Gazprom started to cooperate with Mogivelich and one of his companies - Hungarian off-shore Eural Trans Gas (the predecessor of RosUkrEnergo) in 2003. Eural Trans Gas had some agreements on gas transmission to Ukrainian pipeline and underground storages. From the storages the gas was transmitted to Europe. In 2003 the turnover of Eural Trans Gaz reached the point of $2 billion, and the profit from the transporting and reselling of the 35.4 bcm was $220 billion.
US investigation can halt RosUkrEnergo listing in London
The US Department of Justice has completed the investigation aimed to establish the true ownership of the Swiss-registered intermediary company RosUkrEnergo which imports natural gas into Ukraine.
The official findings of the inquiry are not released yet. But sources close to investigation have made clear that behind RosUkrEnergo there were certain interests of Semen Mogilevich, an FBI wanted alleged crime lord reportedly accused of fraud, corruption and racketeering.
The sources also hinted about the interests of high-profile Ukrainian politicians and officials, including Fuel and Energy Minister Yuri Boiko, in RosUkrEnergo. In London at the energetic summit the meeting of the Ukraine minister was crumpled by the questions of the journalists, concerning his connection with criminal circles and a possibility of breaking the contracts with RosUkrEnergo in connection with the new facts.
What is such a man doing running this vital Ukrainian ministry?