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Over 200 mln euro blocked in foreign banks upon Russia's chief prosecutor request

April 17, 18:09 UTC+3

The Russian Office of General Prosecutor also sent requests to foreign banks for seizure of funds totaling 1.3 bln euros, as well as three items of property in France and Italy last year.

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MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Over 200 mln euro in banks of Finland and Switzerland and expensive real properties in the United Kingdom and France were blocked and seized upon requests of the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office, according to the report made by General Prosecutor of Russia Yuri Chaika to the Federation Council.

"Money totaling over 200 mln euro has been recently seized and blocked upon requests of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation in banking institutions of Finland and Switzerland, along with various expensive real and movable properties in the United Kingdom, Latvia, France and Switzerland," the report says.

The Russian Office of General Prosecutor also sent requests to foreign banks for seizure of funds totaling 1.3 bln euros, as well as three items of property in France and Italy last year. "In 2017, additional requests were sent to the competent authorities of foreign countries to seize funds in banks of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Singapore, the Cook Islands for a total sum of 1.3 billion euros, as well as three objects of real estate property and movable property in France and Spain," the report says.

Eight programs and six agreements on cooperation were signed with foreign partners last year, aimed at strengthening interaction on practical matters and including activities on the assets return topic, the General Prosecutor’s Office says.

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