Ukreximbank Board chairman detained in Kyiv

17:40, 16 November 2019
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He was placed in the city's temporary detention center, the SBU spokeswoman, Olena Gitlianska, reports, adding that Hrytsenko is suspected of being part of a criminal organization, as well as embezzlement and money laundering.

SBU officials say the charges involve complicity in laundering illicit assets by ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych's entourage.

The case targets the withdrawal from under arrest the assets of one of Ukrainian media holdings.

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Earlier today, Hrytsenko's family raised the alarm, claiming a group of men wearing balaklavas "kidnapped" him as he was walking his child.

Hrytsenko had been appointed Ukreximbank head in August 2014.

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