AceFinanceNews – SIMFEROPOL – Crimea has announced the Russian rouble its official currency, which will be in circulation along with the Ukrainian Hryvnia until January 1, 2016.
Crimea will also temporarily use Ukraine’s Budget and Tax Codes pending the adoption of its own budget and tax legislation. Tass
#AceFinanceNews – Austria has arrested one of Ukraine’s richest men, Dmitry Firtash, at the request of the US, which has been investigating him since 2006, Reuters reported, citing government sources.
The Federal Crime Agency on Thursday identified the suspect only as Dmitry F., 48, but government sources said it was Firtash.
“Based on years of investigations by the US FBI and an arrest warrant issued by a US federal district court, Vienna prosecutors issued a national order to detain the businessman,” the agency said.
He was suspected of bribery and forming a criminal organization in the course of foreign business deals.
There was no immediate confirmation from the FBI or US Justice Department.