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    RUSSIAN EXPERTS TAKE PART IN CHECKING EFFICIENCY OF FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING IN UKRAINE

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    MOSCOW, January 19 (RIA Novosti) - The mission of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) will appraise the efficiency of the national system to counter "dirty" money laundering in Ukraine.

    The experts' group will work in the country for a week (January 19-23), the Ukrainian mass media report. He group consists of experts from Russia, the United States, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden.

    On the basis of the experts' report, the FATF's European control group will consider the question of excluding Ukraine from the number of the countries which are insufficiently combating money laundering.

    The national system against laundering illegally earned money started functioning in Ukraine on June 12, 2003, after the Law on Preventing and Countering the Legalization (Laundering) of Criminal Incomes had come into force.

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