Russian property in Warsaw to be given to Ukrainians says mayor
A Russian-owned real estate complex in Warsaw will be given to Ukrainian war refugees, the city’s mayor said on Monday, after it was confiscated.
Rafal Trzaskowski told reporters that the site, popularly dubbed "spyville", was officially appropriated by the city of Warsaw from its Russian owners on Monday morning.
"We are taking spyville over, we want to give it to our Ukrainian guests," Trzaskowski said at the site.
Andryi Deshchytsia, Ukraine's ambassador to Poland, told PAP the complex may be used for a school or a Ukrainian culture centre.
The complex, which in the communist era housed Russian embassy staff, contains over a hundred flats. Warsaw authorities have said the flats may be given to Ukrainian families with children who have lost their homes due to Russia's invasion of their country.