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IRYNA BALACHUK – FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST 2022, 23:01
Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Photo by the Office of the President
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, reported that as of 5 August, Ukraine has confiscated 28 billion hryvnias worth of Russian assets, and the work is continuing.
Source: the evening video address of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, on 5 August
Quote: "Today I held a meeting devoted to the sanctions policy and the confiscation of Russian assets. As government officials reported, assets worth 28 billion hryvnias have already been forcibly seized in Ukraine, and this work continues".
Details: Suggestions have been made to confiscate more than 900 additional assets belonging to Russia.
At the same time, if confiscation is not limited to property belonging to the Russian state but is extended to that of its residents, then 36,000 more items are to be seized.
Zelenskyy stressed that the resulting funds will be used to reimburse damages which Russia has been causing with its war and terror.
The President also reported that, at the moment, Europe and the USA are working on draft laws which will expand the possibilities for the confiscation of Russian assets abroad for Ukraine.
On 12 May the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine adopted a law on the confiscation of property belonging to physical and legal entities of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
The document introduces the new sanction of transferring to the state treasury the assets seized from a physical or legal entity, as well as any assets which may be directly or indirectly used by said entity.
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