Source The authorities intend to seize $26 million from Granite Capital Holdings Ltd., which is associated with Roman Abramovich. The Russian businessman has been under Canadian sanctions since spring. Canada has begun a process to seize and confiscate the assets of sanctioned Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly said. linked to Abramovich.
The statement notes that this is the first time Ottawa has taken advantage of the opportunity to confiscate the property of sanctioned individuals. “This means that Minister Joly will be able to apply to the court for the forfeiture of assets in favor of the crown,” it says. The confiscated assets can be used to restore Ukraine and compensate the victims of hostilities.
RBC sent a request to the representative of Roman Abramovich.
Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov considered the actions of the Canadian side “robbery and another confirmation that the inviolability of private property in Canada and other countries of the West has ceased to exist. “The Embassy does not recommend doing business with her for the foreseeable future. Its value as a trade partner of Russia is currently, unfortunately, zero,” he told TASS.
The website of Granite Capital Holdings reports that the company provides asset management services.
Abramovich was included in the sanctions list of Canada in March of this year. It is also under the sanctions of the EU, the UK and a number of other countries.