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The Russian Duma proposes to seize commercial assets from “friendly” countries

The head of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodymyr, proposed on Sunday that Russia seize trade goods from “unfriendly” countries, in response to similar measures taken by the West.

“A company located in the territory of the Russian Federation, belonging to its owners’ hostile countries, is right to respond with similar actions: seize these assets,” he said in his telegram account, quoting the EFE news agency.

“And revenue from sales [dos bens confiscados] It will be for the development of our country, “he added.

Volodin also wrote that the US House of Representatives had passed legislation allowing the transfer of frozen assets of Russian companies and citizens to Ukraine: “A dangerous precedent has been set, which should boomerang within the states.”

According to the Duma leader, the US decision “will not affect the Russian economy” because “the seized boats, villas and other assets of rich citizens do not help their development in any way”.

Volodin recalled that the Russian central bank’s gold and foreign currency reserves of about 300 billion US dollars (approximately 284 billion euros) had been frozen, which he promised would be “withdrawn because it is about government funds.”

In response, he added, the central bank had barred foreign investors from withdrawing funds from the Russian financial system: “By some estimates, we are talking over $ 500 billion. We have to answer,” he argued.

“Today, Russian businessmen buy foreign companies operating in Russia, buying shares of partners who want to exit our market. They act politely, under international law, can not be called a series of” enemy “countries,” he said.

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According to the Duma leader, “Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and even the United States are involved in looting.”

Sanctions on Russia following the February 24 military offensive against Ukraine have already flown in more than 12 million people, more than 5.4 million of whom have fled the country, according to UN data.

The Russian invasion was generally condemned by the international community, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions on Moscow.

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