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Russia summons Swiss ambassador over country’s decision to support confiscation of Russian assets for reparations to Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry summons Swiss ambassador over the country's decision to allow the use of frozen Russian assets
Russian Foreign Ministry summons Swiss ambassador over the country's decision to allow the use of frozen Russian assets

Russian FM has summoned Swiss Ambassador Christina Marti Lang to protest the Swiss parliament’s adoption of a resolution allowing the use of frozen Russian assets to finance war reparations for Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service reported on March 12.

Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian side “strongly condemns” the decision of the Swiss authorities, which “grossly violates the fundamental principles and norms of international law on state immunity.”

In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that “any encroachment on Russian state property under the guise of any far-fetched ‘reparations mechanism’ will be nothing more than theft at the state level.”

The idea to use Russian state assets frozen in Switzerland and other countries to finance war reparations for Ukraine was supported by the Swiss government on March 7.

It is noted that this decision paves the way for the Swiss government, which supports this step, to begin taking measures to create an international legal framework for the use of frozen state assets of the aggressor to pay reparations to the country that was attacked, the publication notes.

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