Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk asks U.S., EU and G7 to freeze Russian assets

KIEV Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:34am EDT

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the United States, European Union and G7 countries on Thursday to freeze Russian assets until Russian forces withdraw from Ukrainian territory.

At a government meeting, Yatseniuk asked "the U.S., and EU, G7 countries to freeze Russian assets and finances until Russia withdraws armed forces, equipment and agents."

He also said the finance ministry would sell $340 million to the central bank to support reserves and help stabilize the hryvnia.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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Comments (3)
observer48 wrote:
Long overdue!

Aug 28, 2014 5:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gentalman wrote:
PM is novice! He does not understand it is not so easy!

Aug 28, 2014 7:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Andvari wrote:
Yes, the poor banks and corporations may lose a billion or two, so let Hitler–sorry, Putin have another country. A little here, a little there….

Aug 29, 2014 6:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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