Russian officers have nationalized greater than 130 properties in Crimea that beforehand belonged to Ukrainian ‘oligarchs’ who’ve been supporting Kiev in its battle with Moscow, Vladimir Konstantinov, the pinnacle of the republic’s State Council, revealed on Wednesday.

He wrote on Telegram that Crimean officers had been fascinated with nationalizing “enterprises positioned on the territory of the peninsula and owned by Ukrainian oligarchs” for a very long time.

Based on Konstantinov, the registry of enterprises topic to nationalization options properties of “overseas residents and states which have been committing unfriendly actions towards Russia” and contains some main crops, such because the cement plant Stroyindustriya in Bakhchisaray and the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch.

“For us, this measure is an act of justice. We can not enable accomplices of the Ukrainian Nazi regime to earn cash on our territory,” Konstantinov harassed.

He added that it might be even “fairer” to switch the property to the “defenders, who danger their lives on the frontline of the particular navy operation.”

Later, in an interview on the Rossiya 24 TV channel, Konstantinov revealed that provisional administrations have been appointed in any respect the nationalized enterprises.

“Individuals who used to work there, hold working, there aren’t any issues,” he reassured.

Wednesday’s announcement got here two days after the pinnacle of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, ordered the nationalization of the property of “organizations and people related to the Kiev authorities,” together with Stroyindustriya and Zaliv.

He revealed the preliminary plans to nationalize the property of Ukrainian oligarchs and politicians who supported Kiev again in March, quickly after Russia launched its navy operation in Ukraine. He mentioned on the time that many Ukrainian officers, together with President Vladimir Zelensky, owned property on the peninsula.

In October, the republic’s State Council amended the 2014 laws on property administration in Crimea to permit overseas states and residents’ property to be nationalized.

In the meantime, Kiev took comparable steps in early April: The nation’s parliament voted to develop a regulation which allowed Russian authorities property to be nationalized by the Ukrainian state. The rule was prolonged to Russian residents in Ukraine, these with a “shut relation” to Russia, and Ukrainians who publicly supported or ignored Moscow’s ongoing navy operation.

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