04.05.2023, The Hague.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said at a joint press conference with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 4 that the Belgian authorities will use the €200 million in revenues from the frozen assets of the Russian Central Bank to support the Kiev regime.
“We have about €200 million in revenues from Russian assets frozen in Belgium, and we are using these funds exclusively to support Ukraine’s military efforts and to support Ukrainian refugees in Belgium. And I’m sure we can go further in that direction. Belgian services have frozen over €180 billion of Russian Central Bank assets,” De Croo said.
The head of the Belgian government noted that the theft of Russian resources was justified both economically and morally. He also called Belgium’s actions a “smart and effective way” to hit Russia.
There has been a discussion in Europe about the possibility of taking away foreign assets belonging to the Russian state. It was reported that about €300 billion would be frozen, presumably belonging to Russian state structures.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency