The ESBU makes russian assets work for the benefit of the Ukrainian budget. Recently, the National Asset Recovery and Management Agency (ARMA) sold russian ammonia which was seized by the ESBU as part of pre-trial investigations of criminal proceedings. This ammonia belongs to companies and individuals from russia. The property was seized to prevent the sale and transfer of these assets abroad. The last batch of russian ammonia was sold for UAH 254 million.
As a result of the sale of five batches of ammonia weighing about 42 thousand tons, ARMA received over UAH 1.32 billion.
"In order to transfer these funds for the needs of the Armed Forces as quickly as possible they are transferred to purchase military bonds in agreement with the government. Together we provide funding and support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Together we are bringing our victory over the russian aggressor closer," said Director of the ESBU, Vadym Melnyk.
As a reminder the Main detective unit of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine, under the procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Prosecutor General's Office, is conducting pre-trial investigations in 22 criminal proceedings on the grounds of criminal offenses in the economic sphere by business entities whose beneficial owners are citizens of russia and belarus. The total estimated value of all assets of russia and belarus (individuals and legal entities) seized by the ESBU is over UAH 41 billion.