Croatian Property Owned by All Entities Close to Russian Regime Frozen

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski/Stipe Majic writes, at a working lunch held with the ambassadors of the European Union (EU), Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic clearly condemned the continued Russian aggression against Ukraine, and announced the sanctioning of all persons and real entities related to the Russian regime who own Croatian property, as reported by the Anadolu Agency (AA).

In Zagreb, Plenkovic participated in a working lunch with the Ambassadors of the European Union member states to the Republic of Croatia, hosted by the Ambassador of the French Republic Gael Francois Veyssiere on the occasion of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

After the working lunch, Frano Matosic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MVEP), said that Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic had informed the gathered ambassadors of EU member states about Croatia’s views on the current situation in Ukraine.

Matosic pointed out that the condemnation of the aggression against Ukraine is unquestionable by all EU member states, including Croatia, and that support was expressed for the state leadership of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, while condemning the policy of the Russian Federation.

Matosic said that just before lunch, the Croatian prime minister visited the Plitvice Motel, where Ukrainian refugees are currently being housed, to welcome them and told them that Croatia was open to accepting them, providing adequate education for their children and employment opportunities for adults.

Matosic said that Croatia’s sanctions would be directed at the very top of the Russian Federation, especially at oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin’s regime and all “those who raised their hand for the independence of self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine.”

”Croatia has a clear list compiled within the EU. These are 702 entities, of which about 650 are natural persons, and the rest are legal entities located on the MVEP website. We will sanction them in such a way that these assets (Croatian property owned by them) cannot be sold or provide any benefit. Their Croatian property will not be confiscated, but frozen in accordance with all rights,” Matosic said.

He emphasised that there are intensive efforts underwat to identify the Croatian property owned by persons and legal entities close to the Russian regime, which are subject to a joint agreement on sanctions.

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