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 “Our only response to asset-grabbers is to put them on floor facedown,” – PM Hroisman on illegal property takovers

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman urges the National Police and other law enforcement agencies to respond firmly to the forcible asset takovers.

He told the parliament at questions hour commenting on the information about the attempted illegal seizure of a farming enterprise in the Poltava region, the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET reports.

"I think we share this view with the interior minister. I want to stress that our government and the National Police have only one response to those involved in raider attacks - forcible seizures of someone else's assets. It is called 'lay facedown, hands behind your head.' Therefore, I'd like to call on all the country's law enforcement - the National Police chief and interior minister share the same view - to instantly arrest and hold accountable the perpetrators involved in forcible seizure of someone's property in any part of Ukraine. This is a top-priority issue. I would ask that we fully support the legitimate actions of the National Police," the PM said.

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In turn, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said that the agency was checking the civil-law notary from the Poltava region who was allegedly involved in the mentioned asset-grabbing.

"I'd like to say that thanks to the fact that the parliament has approved the anti-raiding law, that provides for up to 10 years in prison for such offense, this person has every chance to have a talk with the law enforcement as a suspect in aiding and abetting the crime," the minister said and promised that all findings would be submitted to the law enforcement agencies.
 
 
 
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