Crimea ready to go to court over assets owned by Kolomoisky
MOSCOW, September 4 (RAPSI) - Crimean authorities, which nationalized property seized from Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky, are ready to argue their case in court, Acting Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov told journalists on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Crimean parliament decided to nationalize property of Kolomoisky located within the territory of the republic. Lawmakers supported the initiative submitted by Aksyonov almost unanimously.
Russia’s Investigative Committee is looking for assets Kolomoisky may own in Russia, including in Crimea, and which may be seized, committee’s spokesman Vladimir Markin said earlier.
A court in Moscow has already seized a business center owned by Elite Holding, a company co-founded by Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s richest people.
A criminal case has been opened in Russia against Kolomoisky and Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov under Russian articles on “the masterminding of murder, the use of prohibited methods and means of warfare, abduction, and the hindering of the legitimate activities of journalists.”