Victor Yushchenko has requested Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko and Acting Prosecutor General Serhiy Vynokurov to help investigate today’s theft of more than one hundred paintings by Mariya Pryimachenko, according to the President’s press-office.

“I demand that you should immediately take exhaustive measures to recover the paintings…,” he said.

The President is worried that Ukrainians will never again see these priceless art treasures after the disgraceful larceny.

On June 22, the family of Fedir Pryimachenko, the painter’s son, was robbed in the village of Bolotna.