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Police say former Ukrainian PM's stash found in Kyiv

The apartment was crammed with shopping bags with valuables and works of art.

Kyiv police on 8 December found an apartment in Kyiv with the valuables that prima facie belong to the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, who fled to Russia after the Revolution of Dignity.

"The warehouse flat, crammed with checkered vinyl bags stuffed with valuables and works of art, was in the capital's Darnytskyi district," acting national police chief Vadym Troyan reported on Facebook.

Police found icons and religious books dating from the 19th century, the original paintings of Ilya Repin, Vasily Tropinin and Nikas Safronov, silverware, commemorative coins, honorary weapons with documents issued in Azarov's name, a Cossack saber, awards and congratulations from the Russian leadership.

"The overall cost of the discovery may runs into several million dollars," says Troyan.

A year ago, law enforcement officers found the archive of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.