Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, ex-president Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia “will have to seize” the property of foreign companies from unfriendly countries if those countries decide to confiscate Russian assets. He wrote about this in his Telegram channel.
According to him, foreign money and “other valuables” in Russia “by a happy coincidence, just over $300 billion” — “enough to compensate for what was stolen.”
foreign exchange reserves held abroad were frozen due to US and EU sanctions. the lights are put out… the next day.”
On November 15, as a result of the Russian Armed Forces’ strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure facilities, Kyiv and other large cities of Ukraine were partially or completely de-energized.
Resolution of the General Assembly
On November 14, on Monday, the participants of the special session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution on the compilation of an international register of damage caused by the Russian Federation to Ukraine .
The document states, reports TASS, that “it is necessary it is necessary to create a mechanism for indemnification.”
94 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 14 voted against, 73 abstained.
Shortly thereafter, Medvedev wrote in his Telegram channel that after the adoption of a non-binding resolution on compensation for damage, three things can be done withdrawal.
First, the US and the UK want to find the slightest legal pretext for seizing Russian assets. “The Anglo-Saxons are clearly trying to scrape together a legal basis for the theft of illegally seized Russian assets,” Medvedev said. affected by their attacks.
The third conclusion, according to Medvedev, is that the absence of the same resolution of an anti-American nature looks like “the beginning of the agony of the UN as the main international institution for reconciliation.”
“The end will be painful for the entire international community. We will live without such an organization of the “united nations,” added the ex-president of the Russian Federation.
Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said in his Telegram channel that there are several arguments why the UN General Assembly resolution on compensation for damage to Ukraine violates international law. In his opinion, the GA “has gone beyond its statutory powers.”
He recalled that the issues of international peace and security, as presented by its initiators, are within the exclusive competence of the Security Council, and the GA can only to draw the attention of the UN Security Council to situations that could threaten international peace and security. parties, so it should be decided by the International Court.
He also added that the UN General Assembly resolution lays the groundwork for future seizures of Russian assets abroad, which violates the immunities of property of the Russian Federation abroad, which it is endowed with under international law and national legislation.
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vasily Nebenzya at a special session of the General Assembly The UN also stated that the resolution is “legally void.”
“The disadvantage of this initiative tiva is obvious. From a legal point of view, the provisions of the draft do not stand up to scrutiny, they are legally null and void and an attempt to legalize what is illegal from the point of view of current international law,” the Russian permanent representative emphasized.
According to the diplomat, this is “a classic example of the concept of order based on rules, when a group of states does not act on the basis of international law, but seeks to sanctify lawlessness, using the authority of the General Assembly.” He also pointed out that the UN General Assembly is allegedly positioned in this case as a court, but it “is not” one.