US experts to help track down stolen Ukraine assets

US Secretary of State John Kerry (C), Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Speaker and Ukraine's interim President (L) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk shake hands during their talks in Kiev on March 4, 2014The United States will send experts to help Ukraine search for assets allegedly stolen by its ousted government, the White House announced on Tuesday. “The United States is deploying an interagency team of experts to Kiev this week to begin to work with their Ukrainian counterparts to identify assets that may have been stolen, identify their current location, and assist in returning those assets to Ukraine,” a White House statement said. The US technical aid, part of a broader assistance plan for Ukraine, will also help the new Kiev government “reduce corruption and increase transparency,” particularly in public procurement, the statement said.

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