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17 August 2017
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Ukraine may demand arrest of foreign property owned by Russia

Ukraine may demand the arrest of property owned by Russia abroad as compensation for losses incurred due to Moscow's occupation of Ukraine's Crimea region, according to First Deputy Minister of Justice Natalia Sevostianova, Ukrainian newspaper ZN.ua has reported.

Graphic from tsn.ua
Graphic from tsn.ua

"The instrument for seizing foreign property is very effective. To date, Russia owns a lot of property in other countries," Sevostianova told the newspaper.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia has illegally taken control over more than 400 Ukrainian enterprises in Crimea and seized 18 gas fields, according to the data of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry released on the anniversary of Russia's illegal invasion and annexation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea.

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