Firtash denies the charges of the Prosecutor General


Group of companies Group DF denies the accusations of the General Prosecutor in evasion from payment of taxes of group companies using insurance companies.

This is stated in the message of Group DF.

“Group DF refutes the charges by the General Prosecutor’s office about alleged tax evasion by a number of Group companies using the mechanisms of the insurance market of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

Group DF notes that the nature of activities of the group companies belong to the group of objects with increased danger level, and according to the law “On insurance”, are obliged to insure the risks of economic activity.

“Therefore, fulfilling the requirements of the legislation, the group companies on market terms working with a number of insurance companies and insure risks in strict compliance with the legislation of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

The group emphasizes that its businesses operate in accordance with the Ukrainian laws and fully comply with their obligations to the state for payment of taxes and other mandatory fees and charges, and the group is one of the country’s largest employers and taxpayers.

So, for the last 3 years of tax payments of the enterprises made more than 15.5 billion.

The company also accuses the Prosecutor General’s office of bias and attempt to put pressure on the group and its shareholder, Dmytro Firtash.

Group DF stressed that in 2014, enterprises are subjected to numerous and unreasonable inspections, and against top managers of fabricated criminal proceedings.

“We believe that the current statement of the press service of the Prosecutor General, not only misleads the public and damages the business reputation of Group DF, and it undermines the business climate in the country hinders the development of business and discourages investment,” – said the Group DF.

The company intends to prove his innocence by all available legal means and are ready to apply to the judicial and human rights institutions.

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