Kremlin Does Not Recognise UN Resolution To Pay Ukraine War Reparations

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Russia categorically opposes the UN General Assembly resolution on compensation for damage caused by its aggression.

The press secretary for Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, has stated this, as Interfax reports.

"Naturally, the organisers of this process are trying to complete the robbery of our gold and currency reserves, which were completely illegally frozen. Actually, this is the formalisation of this robbery, using the UN platform. This decision is not legally binding. And we will treat it respectively. We strongly oppose it," said Peskov.

He noted that "Russia will do everything possible" to prevent the seizure of frozen Russian assets.

"Based on absolute disregard for all the foundations and rules of private property, international law, etc. in the last six months, of course, such raider methods of capture prevail. We will take all this into account to determine our further line," said Peskov.

The UN General Assembly adopted Monday a resolution supporting a mechanism for Russia to pay reparations for human and property destruction from its invasion of Ukraine.

14 countries together with Russia voted against the resolution, including China and Serbia.

Back in September, it became known that Ukraine was Ukraine lobbying UN and allies to clear legal path for extracting Russian compensation for war damage, creatng an international compensation mechanism to seize Russian state assets abroad worth up to $300 billion.

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