Civil servants may have problems selling their foreign assets - Kremlin representative

President Vladimir Putin's representative in the State Duma Garri Minkh has acknowledged that government executives may have problems selling their assets and foreign company shares in compliance with the president-proposed bill.

"The procedure of selling shares is not so easy. Not so easy as selling a glass of sunflower seeds," Minkh said during the first debate of the president-proposed bill introducing such requirements.

Sergei Reshulsky, the first vice chairman of the Communist Party's parliamentary faction asked Minkh after he presented Putin's bill, whether government and other officials listed in the bill will manage to sell off foreign assets within the three months given to them.

Minkh acknowledged that problems may arise "if any serious amount is involved."

"If the amount is large it will be rather difficult to sell it," he said.

Problems may arise, he said.

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