WorldEuropean Commission: "Russia's frozen assets should be used to rebuild Ukraine"

European Commission: “Russia’s frozen assets should be used to rebuild Ukraine”

AA / Brussels

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs should be used to fund Ukraine’s reconstruction.

In a speech on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Der Leyen said that “the European Union must spare no effort” to rebuild Ukraine and to resort “to frozen Russian assets if necessary”.

“Russia follows a brutal policy towards millions of people as if they were not human beings. It controls them, displaces them and uses them as human shields in an attempt to trample the aspirations of an entire nation, he said. – she underlined. This aggression is a strategic failure and Ukraine must win this war.”

On February 24, Russia started a war in Ukraine, which sparked strong international reactions and the imposition of “severe” economic and financial sanctions against Moscow. To end the war, Russia demands that Ukraine renounce all hints of joining military entities and maintain total neutrality, which kyiv considers an “interference in its sovereignty”.

*Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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