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Ukraine seizes 154 assets of pro-Russian party leader, including 55 homes, 26 cars

Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday seized 154 property — together with 55 properties, 26 automobiles and a yacht — from Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Russian member of Ukraine’s Parliament who was captured by the nation’s forces on Tuesday.

The courtroom of Lviv seized the belongings at the ask for of Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigation and the Prosecutor General’s Business, according to a Thursday release.

Also among the the property have been 30 plots of land, 32 residences and 17 parking areas, and authorities took regulate of Medvedchuk’s shares in 25 providers.

Medvedchuk is the leader of the professional-Russian Ukrainian party in Parliament, the Opposition System — For Life. He also claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin is the godfather of one of his daughters.

The Ukrainian politician was positioned on residence arrest very last 12 months for expenses of treason and plundering sources in Crimea following Russia’s 2014 annexation.

Ukraine’s security company, recognized as the SBU, captured Medvedchuk on Tuesday following he previously fled property confinement shortly following Russia invaded the nation on Feb. 24.

Soon after his detention, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made available to swap Medvedchuk for Ukrainians held as prisoners in Russia, but the Kremlin turned down the present on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Ukraine’s investigative bureau on Thursday mentioned they will continue “to prosecute traitors and confiscate their assets, as essential by regulation.”

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