Ukraine’s Justice Ministry said on February 8 that it had filed a lawsuit with the High Anti-Corruption Court requesting the confiscation of the assets of Russian propaganda spokesman Dmitry Kiselyov in connection with the sanctions.
Kiselyov is a senior Russian media executive and television host who has publicly supported the occupation of Crimea and the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk since 2014. Kiselyov continued to justify Russian aggression after the full-scale invasion in February 2022.
Ukraine sanctioned him and his assets and assets were frozen in January 2023, when President Volodymyr Zelensky enacted the National Security and Defense Council’s decision to impose personal sanctions on 119 individuals.
The Ministry of Justice now wants to confiscate his assets, but the report does not specify which.
Since March 2022, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been investigating a criminal case against Dmitry Kiselyov and another propaganda spokesperson, Olga Skabeeva, for usurpation of the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.
In the early 2000s, Kiselyov worked at the Ukrainian television channel ICTV.
He owns a winery and a mansion in Russian-occupied Crimea.
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