Court of appeal of Paris released from French accounts of RIA Novosti, “Space communications” and “Goszagransobstvennost”, reported Wednesday RIA Novosti the General Director of the International centre for the legal protection Andrey Kondakov.
He recalled that the arrest had previously been imposed on the basis of decisions that in 2014, the court in the Hague ruled against Russia on claims of ex-shareholders of Yukos for a total amount of 50 billion dollars.
“The seizure of assets of Russian Federal state unitary enterprise in France was illegal, because they are separate legal entities and are unable to answer with their property for the obligations of the state,” said Kondakov. The arrest is also removed from the funds in the accounts of the MIA “Russia today”.
He said that Russia took part in the trial as third person.
“Now the correctness of this position was confirmed by a French court, among other things, the removal of arrests will allow the French company Eutelsat to pay their debts before FGUP “Space communication” in the amount of about 400 million euros,” — said Kondakov.
Protection expects that this decision of the French court will be taken into account by the courts in Belgium, which now also held a hearing on the issue of lifting of arrests.
In April 2016, a court in France has overturned the decision on arrest of accounts of the Russian space Agency.