Let us remind: this law was adopted specifically in order to gain access to the funds of the runaway Yanukovych, who has about $2 billion stuck on his “Oshchandbank” accounts. Especially considering that the Government has already decided where this money should be applied: it will cover the expenses of the Defense Ministry and the police.
However, the Parliament managed to adopt the document only on fourth attempt, while the process of its adoption itself was filled with fighting. For example, Tatyana Chornovil (“People’s Front”) scratched the face of independent MP Jakov Bezbakh, who voted against, whereas one of the authors of the Act, Sergey Pashinskiy, almost got beat up right at the stand by his colleagues from “Self-Reliance”: the opponents of the bill were dissatisfied with the provision legalizing confiscation of property not just from the defendants, but even from the suspects. Moreso, the mechanism of cancellation of the confiscation, in case of the defendant being acquitted, has not been properly developed.
MPs are wary that the new law will grant the authorities with an opportunity to inflict vengeance on the opponents.