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Since the beginning of the war, Germany has frozen 143 million euros in the assets of the oligarchs
The sums seized by the German authorities from Russian companies and institutions have increased significantly in recent times. Meanwhile, during his visit to Kharkiv, Ukrainian President Zelensky dismissed the head of the local intelligence service. More in the live stream.
sAccording to a press report, since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, approximately 143 million euros of the assets of the Russian oligarchs have been frozen in German accounts.
As of May 23, a total of 142,990,409.35 euros have been confiscated from Russian companies and institutions under EU law, Bild newspaper reported, citing information from the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Accordingly, the value of the assets confiscated at the end of February, shortly after the start of the war, amounted to 342 thousand euros. By March 21, German financial institutions reported to the Bundesbank that about 95 million oligarchs had been frozen.
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03:20 Lavrov rejects speculation about Putin’s illness
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied rumors that Kremlin President Vladimir Putin had contracted the disease. “I don’t think reasonable people can see in this person signs of any kind of disease or infirmity,” Lavrov said in response to a question from TF1 television on Sunday.
Putin, who will turn 70 in October, appears publicly “every day”. “You can see him on screens, read and listen to his speeches,” Lavrov said in a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Putin’s health and personal life are taboo topics in Russia and have never been discussed in public.
02:46 – Gauck for supporting Ukraine with arms
According to former German President Joachim Gauck, arms shipments to Ukraine are important in its struggle for freedom against Russian attackers. “If not for the weapons of the Allies in the world war, Europe would have been under Nazi rule,” Gauck said in an interview with Bild newspaper (Monday edition). Ukraine should be allowed to say what it needs to oppose Russia. The former president said, “If people tell us we want to fight for our freedom, we are even risking our lives, we don’t have to explain to them from a safe place what is the right thing.” “That would be very cruel and arrogant.”
However, Gauck said, politicians should continue to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Responsible politics must also talk to dictators. We must never give up on diplomacy. “However, it is important to negotiate from a position of strength. That, too, “proved to be true during the Cold War.
1:01 a.m. Federal government agrees to better protect Putin’s opponents
According to a press report, the German Foreign Ministry, the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) have agreed on admission criteria for particularly vulnerable Kremlin critics from Russia. The “Funke Mediengruppe” newspapers reported that the endangered groups would be helped faster and less bureaucratic with a residence permit to flee Russia. After studying the case, they get permission for a longer stay in Germany and not, as in the past, a Schengen visa is only limited to a maximum of 90 days. According to the report, groups of people at risk include human rights defenders threatened with political persecution, members of the opposition, staff of human rights organizations and scholars, as well as journalists who are specifically at risk.
23:24 Lavrov: Donbass is an “unconditional priority” for Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the capture of Donbass in eastern Ukraine as an “unconditional priority”. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was about pushing the Ukrainian army and battalions from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which Moscow recognizes as independent states. The ministry posted the answers on Sunday on its website.
Lavrov said that in other regions of Ukraine where Russia is carrying out a “military operation”, the residents themselves have to decide their own future. On the other hand, the government in Kyiv expects that there can be a controlled referendum in Ukraine’s Cherson region on declaring a “people’s republic” based on the model of the pro-Russian separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk.
9:05 pm – Zelensky sacks Kharkiv’s intelligence chief during his visit to eastern Ukraine
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the head of the intelligence service in the eastern city of Kharkiv has been dismissed. In his daily video address Sunday evening, Zelensky said that he found that since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, he was not concerned with defending the city “but only thought of himself.” Law enforcement authorities will now investigate the motives behind this.
The president visited the east of his country on Sunday for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. His office posted a video on Telegram, in which he showed Zelenskyy, in a flak jacket, inspecting destroyed buildings in Kharkiv and the surrounding area. During his visit, he also met with the governor of the Kharkiv region and the mayor of the second largest city in the country.