The information on which the Confiscation Tracker is based (in particular on the amount of damage caused and frozen/confiscated assets) is obtained from:

  • official sources, in particular, through official requests filed by the Institute of Legislative Ideas to embassies/governments of foreign states;
  • content analysis of statements by politicians and officials of countries or information published in reports (for example, reports of the European Commission).

Whenever possible, data is verified through using multiple sources. If there are pieces of information that contravene each other, preference is given to the data published later.

The relevance of the information in the Confiscation Tracker is ensured by daily content monitoring and periodic receipt of information upon request from the authorized bodies.

Map of the Confiscation Tracker

The Map of the Confiscation Tracker is based on the criterion of the countries being closer to the confiscation (forfeiture) measures.

The color "Assets not frozen" indicates countries that have not frozen the assets of Russia and its supporters; or do not impose any sanctions; or where no such information is available in the public domain.

The "Frozen" color indicates countries where there is official information on frozen assets of Russia and its supporters.

The color "Developing Mechanisms" indicates the countries where officials have publicly announced the development and attemts in implementation of special mechanisms for the confiscation of Russian assets and their transfer to Ukraine.

The "Special Mechanism" color denotes countries that have adopted the necessary legal acts introducing a special mechanism for the confiscation of Russian assets.

The last group of countries labeled "Confiscation" indicates countries that have introduced the mechanisms for confiscation of Russian assets in the legislation and actively employ those mechanisms with the perspective of the transfer of the confiscated assets to Ukraine.

Countries rating

Countries rating is based on two parameters: 

  • frozen/confiscated sovereign assets of the Russian Federation, which include central bank funds and state assets of the Russian Federation (buildings, premises, companies and their property, etc.). 
  • frozen/confiscated private assets. These are the assets of private individuals who are accomplices of the war (Russian politicians, oligarchs, propagandists and other sanctioned persons).

The countries are ranked in accordance with the amount of frozen/confiscated assets: the countries with the largest amount of confiscated assets (taking into account the total amount of frozen assets) are placed first. The rating is based on the monetary value of the assets. Frozen/confiscated real estate, yachts or other movable or immovable property, are taken into account only as long as there is official informanion on the monetary value of the said property.