US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on 3 February that the frozen assets of a Russian oligarch will be transferred to Ukraine, RFE/RL reports.
“Today I am announcing that I have authorized the first-ever transfer of confiscated Russian assets for use in Ukraine,” he said.
The assets were seized after the indictment of oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev on sanctions-evasion charges. Garland said the assets will be transferred to the State Department to be spent “in support of the people of Ukraine.”
Garland made the announcement during a meeting with Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Andriy Kostin.