The Ministry of justice of Ukraine is launching "the loudest case in the entire time of the MoJ's work." The case concerns the sanctioning and recovery of Russian assets for the benefit of Ukraine, which suffered from Russian aggression. For more than 6 months, the Ministry analysed companies with dubious beneficiaries received extracts from state registers and monitored data from other state institutes regarding offshore jurisdictions. In October 2023, it imposed sanctions on about 1.000 companies with Russian roots and will now file a lawsuit to recover their assets and transfer them to Ukraine as compensation.
"Now we are finalising a lawsuit against a group of people who have influence over 60% of Ukraine's economy and have been rooted in it since 2000. This group includes 68 third parties who have indirect influence and 9 defendants. This is under 1.000 different companies," deputy minister of justice Iryna Mudra.
Today, Ukraine has designated and sanctioned 6.800 legal entities and individuals. However, only 300 of them have assets in Ukraine, and another 40-50 people are "oligarchs" who can conduct one or another activity in Ukraine.