You break, you pay: Why the West should start confiscating frozen Russian assets now
22 February 2024, 18:00
author: Leonid Litra


“It is clear that Russia should be held accountable and punished for its war of aggression on Ukraine. But the reasons for a confiscation go beyond this moral argument. These funds could help Ukraine push back against Russia’s aggression and rebuild and recover – and such an action from the West could dissuade other similarly inclined aggressive states from following Moscow’s suit.”

Why should be frozen Russian assets confiscated during the war?

Leonid Litra, Senior Research Fellow, New Euripe Center and Lesia Ogryzko, Head of the International Cooperation Department, RISE Ukraine – Coalition for Reconstruction, are explaining that these funds could help Ukraine push back against Russia’s aggression, rebuild and recover.

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