Latvia seizes 30 million dollars of Ukrainian ex-officials

Latvian court ruled that the origin of the funds was declared illegal
12:18, 15 October 2019

Latvia seized 30 million dollars related to Ukrainian ex-officials. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

"Due to the joint efforts of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine and the competent authorities of the Republic of Latvia, Latvian court decided that the proceeds of more than 30 million dollars related to former Ukrainian officials were illegal," the message says.

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It is noted that these funds were arrested in early 2015 as part of a request for legal aid made by the Prosecutor General's Office. The issue of criminal assets’ return to Ukraine will be resolved at the intergovernmental level.

As we reported earlier, Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu stated the position of his country on elections in the annexed Crimea. He published the statement on Twitter.

“Estonia does not recognize today’s elections held in Crimea and Sevastopol, illegally annexed by Russia. I reaffirm our strong support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Reinsalu wrote.

Meanwhile, the delegations of Lithuania and Latvia partially boycotted the PACE autumn session out of solidarity with Ukraine.

Related: Issuance of Russian passports in Donbas is attempt of silent annexation, - Latvian MFA

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