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The SBU said Pavlo Borulko – who briefly worked as an aide to Yanukovych in 2007 when the current president was prime minister – took out loans backed with fake title-deeds and claimed deposit insurance by forging the identities of his banks’ customers. Six other people were involved in the illegal schemes, it added.

"The total damage to the state was more than 1.3 billion hryvnias ($163 million)," Ivan Derevyanko, the head of the SBU’s main investigations unit, told reporters.

Borulko was detained in neighbouring Belarus last December and Ukraine is seeking his extradition.

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