Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki has proposed dividing Russia’s frozen assets between Kyiv and the EU.
PRAGUE, 7 October – RIA Novosti. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki proposed splitting the frozen Russian assets between Ukraine and the European Union.
“This is a huge asset, about 350 billion euros. And today you can turn to these funds for the benefit of Ukraine, which needs to be restored with these funds, but also for the needs of the people of the European Union. About the results of the second day of the informal EU summit with the participation of the so-called European political community. Speaking to reporters in Prague, the politician said that the needs of the Polish people must be met.
According to him, this is a “relatively easy” way to find financing.
“Many prime ministers have been asked whether it is necessary to establish a new fund. Here, of course, we have our own opinion on this matter, but I have pointed to one source – very easy or relatively easy when it comes to funds. The frozen assets of the Russian Federation, the frozen assets of the Russian oligarchs. assets,” added the head of the Polish government.
Western countries tightened sanctions against Russia after the start of military action against Ukraine. Thus, about half of the country’s foreign exchange reserves, approximately 300 billion dollars, were frozen. In April, the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, said that the Russian authorities will appeal the decision of the European authorities in court.
Vladimir Putin said that the policy of controlling and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West and that the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the United States and the European Union declared that they were not fulfilling their obligations to Russia by freezing their foreign exchange reserves.