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Russian assets totaling about $765 million have already been confiscated in Ukraine, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his Telegram channel.
“Today I held a meeting on the sanctions policy, the confiscation of Russian assets. According to officials, assets worth 28 billion hryvnias (about $765 million) have already been seized in Ukraine. This work is ongoing. More than 900 objects belonging specifically to the Russian state have been proposed to be confiscated. And if we evaluate the package of property not only of the state, but also of its residents, then we are talking about 36 thousand positions subject to withdrawal,— he said.
On August 5, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal announced that the government had approved a decree on the transfer of 903 objects belonging to Russia to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. According to him, all the property that the Ukrainian authorities intend to confiscate is divided into three categories:
- property owned by the Russian state;
- assets owned by sanctioned citizens and companies from Russia;
- assets of Russian banks.
“Proposed confiscation 903 objects belonging specifically to the Russian state. 79 items— these are corporate rights, 824 items— property»,— he explained.
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Earlier, the director of the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine, Vadim Melnyk, reported that the assets of Russia and Belarus in the amount of UAH 30 billion (about $1 billion) were arrested in the country.
Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals the protection of the population of Donbass “from genocide”, “demilitarization” and “denazification of the country.” Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia and introduced martial law.
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