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The owner of the largest iron ore company in Europe put on the international wanted list

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The former people's deputy of Ukraine and the main shareholder of the Ferrexpo group of companies has been put on the international wanted list on suspicion of embezzlement of funds of Bank Finance and Credit JSC.

The owner of the largest iron ore company in Europe put on the international wanted list

At the request of the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine (SBI), Interpol has declared the People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the III-VIII convocations Konstantin Zhevago on the international wanted list, the press service of the SBI reports.

On September 27, 2019, he was informed of the suspicion. According to the RRB, Zhevago, as the former owner of Bank Finance and Credit JSC, orchestrated the embezzlement of US $ 113 million from this financial institution.

“An offshore company controlled by him opened credit lines in foreign banks, and his bank became a surety. After the offshore company did not fulfill its contractual obligations, foreign banks recovered the collateral of the guarantor, in particular, they wrote off USD 113 million from the correspondent accounts of the Ukrainian bank. After that, the specified bank was declared insolvent, ”the message says.

In March of this year, Konstantin Zhevago was the third in the ranking of the richest businessmen of Ukraine from Forbes Ukraine. His fortune increased from $ 1.1 billion to $ 2.1 billion. Its largest asset is Ferrexpo (Great Britain), which controls the Poltava and Eristovsky mining and processing plants (both - Horishny Plavni, Poltava region).

The Ferrexpo Group is the largest manufacturer and exporter of these products among the post-Soviet countries. In the first half of the year, the company increased the production of pellets with an iron content of 67% (pellets for the direct reduction of iron technology) by 28% compared to the first half of 2021 - up to 135 thousand tons.

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