Russian oligarchs to go to The Hague with Putin: SBU collects evidence of terrorist financing
Almost UAH 190 million of assets of Russian oligarchs, which were collected by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), have been seized in Ukraine. Sanctions have also been imposed on more than 4,000 companies. Information about such businesses will be used at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
This was reported by the SBU. "Every sponsor of Russian terrorism should sit in the dock next to Putin. Because they are full-fledged accomplices in the crimes. Russia is using their money to launch missiles and drones," said SBU Head Vasyl Malyuk.
The agency is investigating all business chains leading to the financing of the war. And the seized Russian assets should work for the benefit of Ukraine.
"Already today, the SBU is actively "derussification" businesses that work for the enemy, adhering to a strict line on sanctions, arrest and confiscation," Malyuk said. Thus, in 2022-2023, the SBU seized business assets of Russian oligarchs based on the SBU's materials.
This includes corporate rights and real estate of dozens of companies whose ultimate beneficiaries are Russian corporations such as Rosneft, Rosatom, Gazprom, Rostec, RusAl, GMS Group, Tatneft, banks, etc.
According to Malyuk, the special service has compiled a list of Russian businesses financing the war and is comprehensively checking each person involved. All information will be included in criminal proceedings for consideration by an international tribunal.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, the EU and the US want to make Russia pay for the restoration of Ukraine. However, there are problems with the organisation of this process.