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Russia Freezes 3500 Individual Accounts Connected to Terrorism

23.03.2015 15:19

cRussia has frozen approximately 3,500 individual accounts that are suspected of being involved in terrorism and has launched 62 criminal cases over financing terrorism, the head of Russia's Financial Monitoring said Monday.

"Overall we have frozen somewhere around 3,500 accounts of individuals on a list who are connected with terrorist activities and extremism," Yuri Chikhanchin told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting.

He said that the fight against financing terrorism had advanced and that 62 criminal cases had been launched in the country.