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The German Foreign Minister pointed out the difficulties with the transfer of Russian assets frozen in Germany to Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock

German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock

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The corresponding requirement of official Kyiv is not so easy to fulfill. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock.

She spoke about this at a press conference following a three-day meeting of the heads of the diplomatic departments of the G7 (G7), reports TASS on Saturday, May 14th. “Access to frozen funds from a legal point of view is not an easy task,” the head of the German Foreign Ministry noted.

The Ukrainian foreign minister called on the G7 countries to pass laws that would allow them to confiscate Russian assets and transfer them to official Kyiv. Foreign media previously reported that as of the end of April, about €137 million had been frozen in German bank accounts owned by Russians subject to European Union (EU) sanctions.

In Germany they called freezing the assets of the Russian Federation as a destructive measure. Such a move would damage, among other things, trade relations with Europe.

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