VGTRK confirms arrest-owned holding a 7.5 % stake in Euronews


MOSCOW, October 29. Shares of French Euronews S. A, belonging to the holding VGTRK, were arrested, confirmed the offset. the press service of VGTRK.

“We confirm the arrest of our shares, however, until it can no more comment. All the details are at the end of trials,” – said the press service of the holding.

Earlier media reported that the VGTRK-owned 7.5% of the shares of the French Euronews S. A., which manages the eponymous TV channel, were among the assets that people arrested abroad on claims of former shareholders of Yukos.

The scandal with the state property of the Russian Federation in Europe

In June it was reported that Belgian judicial police officers are trying to use Russian assets to settle claims of the company Yukos Universal Limited under the decision of the arbitration court in the Hague.

In particular, the bailiffs have written to a number of Russian companies operating on the territory of Belgium and the banks serving them, the order in 15 days to submit a list of assets that these companies arrange for the subsequent execution of the judgment.

In addition, French banks have frozen some accounts that have no relation to Russian clients. Also steps to freeze Russian assets have been made in France.

Russian politicians said he disagreed with that decision. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin has compared those who makes claims to the assets of the Russian Federation in Europe, medieval robbers.

Attempts to arrest Russian property was required as a “barrage” that nobody in the EU had no doubt that Russia and its citizens are enemies, so no return to cooperation can not be

Sergei Naryshkin
the Chairman of the state Duma

Later, the Minister of justice of Russia Alexander Konovalov said that the arrest of accounts of diplomatic missions of Russia in France and Belgium in the framework of the “Yukos case” was cancelled after negotiations with the Russian foreign Ministry, Moscow intends in court to challenge a similar encroachment on the state property.

The Yukos Affair

The permanent court of arbitration in the Hague in July last year ordered Russia to pay nearly $50 billion to companies affiliated with the former shareholders of YUKOS. Russia has already expressed strong disagreement with this decision.

Attempts to arrest Russian property was required as a “barrage” that nobody in the EU had no doubt that Russia and its citizens are enemies, so no return to cooperation can not be

Sergei Naryshkin
the Chairman of the state Duma

As mentioned in the Treasury statement at the end of July last year, the court’s conclusions are in direct conflict with the conclusions of the compositions of the two chambers of the European court of human rights.