Russia will sell Zelensky's holiday villa in Crimea and here's what it plans for the money
Russia announces that it has nationalized Zelensky's vacation home on the Black Sea in Crimea.
The state will sell it and with that money will finance the continuation of the occupation in Ukraine.
Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014 and is under Moscow's jurisdiction.
Zelensky's villa is not the only property to be sold. Another 57 properties belonging to Ukrainian tycoons and well-known personalities have been nationalized.
"Crimea will regain rights to a number of properties including a building in Simferopol belonging to Olena and Volodymyr Zelenskiy," Sergey Aksyonov said, referring to the president's home that is registered in his wife's name.
The house was bought by the couple in 2013, but they never got to stay there due to the start of tensions and then the annexation of Crimea.
Russian state media estimated the property is worth $800,000.