Ukraine reports UAH 50 bln losses due to "nationalization" in Crimea

15:25, 20 August 2015
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Ukraine estimates its damages due to the illegal "nationalization" of enterprises in the Russian-occupied Crimea by the self-proclaimed authorities at more than UAH 50 billion, said acting prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea Nazar Holodnytsky today, August 20, during a press conference, Ukrainian news Channel 5 reported.

"We have opened more than 20 proceedings ... These court proceedings are related to illegal 'nationalization' of enterprises that has been carried out by self-proclaimed authorities on the basis of a decision of the illegal government and the so-called State Council of the Republic of Crimea," the prosecutor said.

"Currently, we are still assesing the approximate amount of damages (while waiting for a response from the relevant ministries and departments), but we can already say it will exceed UAH 50 billion," said Holodnytsky.

Read alsoOver 1,300 SBU officers desert in 2014He noted that the criminal proceedings have been launched on facts of misappropriation of state property, as well as of private property, based on the information collected from various ministries and departments, including the energy ministry, infrastructure ministry, and the ministry of agrarian policy.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine declared wanted 145 former prosecutors of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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