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Ukraine launched an attack on Russian positions in Russian-occupied Berdiansk in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the exiled local authorities reported on May 29. At least five strikes were allegedly conducted on the evening of May 28, the authorities said, while local Telegram channels reported explosions near the airport.
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Swiss bank freezes some accounts of Russian, Belarusian clients

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 23, 2023 3:46 PM 1 min read
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One of the largest Swiss banks Julius Baer began freezing the investment accounts of its Russian and Belarusian clients at the request of the central securities depository Euroclear, Forbes Russia reported on May 23 with a confirmation from the bank.

Euroclear, a Belgium-based financial company that provides depository services, submitted the request to the bank in order to comply with the sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

Julius Baer moved to freeze all operations related to Russian and Belarusian investment accounts and isolate them from other assets of the affected clients.

"Euroclear requires that the securities held at Euroclear and the cash received from these securities be allocated to special accounts at Euroclear," the bank informed the clients in question.

The measures will not affect investment accounts with depositories other than Euroclear.

They will also not affect clients with a residence permit or citizenship in the EU, European Economic Area, or Switzerland.

Switzerland has imposed a number of sanctions against Russia, modeling them after the EU.

However, G7 has rebuked the Alpine country for not doing enough to eliminate loopholes through which Russian citizens avoid sanctions.

Switzerland denied the accusation, freezing $8.3 billion worth of Russian assets in April.

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