Payments to Faberlic are stopped in Finland and Pavel Gusev’s property is seized

In Finland, as part of the EU sanctions, payments related to the Russian company Faberlic were stopped and the property of Pavel Gusev, editor-in-chief of Moskovsky Komsomolets, was arrested, the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reported, citing the Debt Collection Office (Ulosottolaitos).

It is specified that the financial operations of Faberlic were stopped due to the fact that the head of the company Alexei Nechaev fell under the EU sanctions in February as a member of the Russian State Duma.

“Bailiff Service on May 4 imposed a ban on payments in favor of Faberlic and arrested the funds in the Finnish bank account of the company. In practice, this means that the Russian company can not pay bills to four Finnish organizations waiting for their money. The authorities have frozen these payments,” reads the report.

Also for the first time ever, Finnish authorities imposed a ban on transactions with the assets of a person on the EU sanctions list for spreading propaganda.

Ulosottolaitos imposed a ban on two properties owned by Pavel Gusev.

“The newspaper supports the Kremlin’s narrative and actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the Finnish agency’s justification, cited by the newspaper, said.

Gusev, together with his ex-wife, owns adjacent land plots totaling 19 hectares and a summer home in Janakkale, in the Kanta-Häme region.

Also earlier, Finland has restricted the property rights for two rally cars in Jyväskylä, the owner of which is businessman Grigory Berezkin.

Earlier, on March 4, the Finnish media reported about the restriction of ownership rights to the Fotinia yacht, which, according to the Russian Anti-Corruption Foundation, is used by Dmitry Medvedev.

“On April 27, a decision was made to extend the temporary arrest of the Fotinia yacht. According to the reasoning of the decision, the authority has not yet received sufficient information about the ownership of the vessel,” the newspaper reports.