Russia's frozen assets do not cover all Ukraine's losses. But their transfer to our state and affected citizens is a fundamentally important contribution to compensating for the aggressor's crimes, wrote Arseniy Yatsenyuk, head of the Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016.
The confiscation of more than €300 billion of Russian assets frozen around the world is a matter that the Kyiv Security Forum team has been devoting a lot of attention to, he wrote: “I consider this task to be one of Ukraine's strategic priorities, as I have repeatedly stated publicly and privately.”
It is very important to expand the circle of allies who support Ukraine in this just demand, head of the KSF stressed.
The Prime Minister of Belgium announced that Belgium will transfer to Ukraine €1.7 billion received as taxes on income from frozen Russian assets, and this is, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, “only a first step, but it is the right step.”
“This step should be followed by the next ones - approving the decision in the G7 countries to transfer the aggressor's resources to Ukraine, creating a mechanism for such transfer and determining the procedure for its application,” he wrote.
“Having attacked Ukraine, the aggressor has placed itself outside international law, and the Kremlin must feel the effectiveness of countermeasures of the civilized world. Punishment must come. Justice must come,” head of the KSF stressed.