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Poland Warsaw to take back Russian held property

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The city of Warsaw has initiated legal proceedings to take possession of a property it claims was illegally seized by the Russian Federation.

The building at ul. Sobieskiego 100 in the city’s Dolny Mokotów district is to be used to house Ukrainian refugees. The Russian Federation has occupied the building for over 40 years on the understanding that it was to be used for diplomatic purposes, but it has not been used in such a way for many years and the Polish authorities possess a court order from 2016 requiring the building be handed back with the payment of over PLN 7 mln in interest.

For many years, the city of Warsaw has attempted to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution to the legal status of the property. The decision to take further steps in reacquiring the property on ul. Sobieskiego resulted directly from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We cannot agree with such a savage act of aggression. It is time to end the civil treatment of the Russian Federation including its illegal requisition of property.
Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw

The building includes around 100 apartments, which the city intends to use to house families with young children who have lost their homes as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Warsaw to take back Russian held property

The city of Warsaw has initiated legal proceedings to take possession of a property it claims was illegally seized by the Russian Federation.

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