WASHINGTON, October 25 (RIA Novosti) - US authorities have launched efforts to locate and recover assets taken by former senior Ukrainian officials in Kiev, the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) of the US Department of Justice Jai Ramaswamy told RIA Novosti.
"They are the subject of active efforts on our part both within the US government and also internationally with our partners," Ramaswamy told RIA Novosti on Friday.
"At this point we are actively engaged in the matter," he added.
Ramaswamy also noted that the investigation, which also involves the FBI, is a joint initiative being conducted by Ukrainian and American authorities.
Ukrainian prosecutors have previously opened dozens of criminal cases against the former authorities, with particular focus the embezzlement of public funds, financial fraud, land grabbing and malpractice. Investigations are also being conducted on the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.