The proposed bailout tax on bank accounts in Cyprus amounts to "legalised theft" according to Yury Pyanykh, president of the Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus.
Mr Pyanykh told Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti the measure will be successfully challenged in court:
“This is legalized theft. It contradicts fundamental international agreements. If they approve this measure, I can only imagine the number of lawsuits that will be filed and won.”