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Russia created a Commission to fight money laundering

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which formed the interdepartmental Commission on acceptance by Russia of measures on the results of the fourth round of mutual evaluations of the Group of development of financial measures of struggle against money-laundering (FATF), the document published on the official portal of legal information.

"To form the interdepartmental Commission on adoption of the Russian Federation of measures on the results of the fourth round of mutual evaluations of the Group of development of financial measures of fight against money laundering, laid out its functions to ensure collaboration of agencies and organizations, which includes representatives of the interdepartmental Commission, and the coordination of their activities", — the document says.

The justice Ministry commented on the requirement of Ukraine to return Crimean assets

The requirements of Ukrainian state companies and oligarchs at $ 12 billion over the property in the Crimea contrary to the agreement of Russia and Ukraine from 1998 and cannot be considered in international courts, told RIA Novosti representative of the Russian Federation at the ECHR, Deputy justice Minister of Russia Mikhail Galperin.

"In fact, the Ukrainian companies are trying to "privatize" the material resources, formed when we were still one country. In this case, the agreement between Russia and Ukraine in 1998, which was received by the plaintiffs, generally does not include investments of the Soviet period. In accordance with the agreement that investments were protected, they must be made by company of one country into the territory of another country," said Halperin in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The Ministry of justice spoke about the consideration of the ECtHR case on the events in South Ossetia

The European court of human rights (ECHR) may in 2020 to rule on inter-state complaint by Georgia against Russia on the 2008 events in South Ossetia, told RIA Novosti representative of the Russian Federation at the ECHR, Deputy justice Minister of Russia Mikhail Galperin.

"The dossier of the ECHR there is an interstate complaint Georgia vs Russia. One of them relating to the 2008 events in South Ossetia, completed all hearings and the exchange of positions. This year may be making the ECHR the final decision," said Halperin in an interview with RIA Novosti.