Ukrainian security services say Russian Rosneft assets in Ukraine have been arrested

Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU) announced on Saturday that it had blocked the activity of a company that is part of Russian energy giant Rosneft and initiated the arrest of Rosneft assets in the country.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – May 28, 2022) Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU) announced on Saturday that it had blocked the activity of a company part of Russian energy giant Rosneft and initiated the arrest of Rosneft assets in the country.

In early March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on forcible seizure of property belonging to Russia or its residents in Ukraine.

“The SSU initiated the arrest of Rosneft assets in Ukraine…According to information from the security service, the activity of a company that is part of the Kremlin industrial and financial group Rosneft was blocked,” said said the SSU in a video briefing. posted on his Telegram channel.

According to the SSU, a court stopped the company’s financial assets of 20 million hryvnias (about $677,000) while the regulator suspended its electricity supply license.

“The SSU has also sent a proposal to the cabinet of ministers regarding the nationalization of the assets of the blocked company,” the service added.

On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk appealed for help to defend against Ukrainian forces.