Ukraine reserves right to nationalise Russian property: Minister

AFP , Tuesday 18 Mar 2014

Ukraine's justice minister said on Tuesday that Kiev reserved the right to nationalise Russian property in response to breakaway Crimea's claims to Ukrainian assets.

"If the Russian Federation officially recognises (Crimea's) actions, then Ukraine reserves the right to take adequate steps to compensate these losses at the expense of property belonging to the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine and in other states," Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said in a statement.

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