Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Ukraine is seeking the creation of an "international mechanism" through the UN to recover more than $300 billion from Russia as compensation for damage caused as a result of a special military operation. This was announced by the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denys Malyuska in an interview published on Friday with the Funke media group.
“Our goal is to achieve the adoption of a resolution at the special session of the UN General Assembly in October, which will lay the foundation for an international reparations mechanism. To do this, we need the support of a two-thirds majority of the countries present [at the meeting of the General Assembly],” said Malyuska.
After that, according to him, Kyiv intends to negotiate the development and ratification of an international treaty, according to which "an international commission should be created to consider claims for damages to victims and the government of Ukraine."
According to Malyuska, "the direct damage from the destruction of infrastructure, residential buildings or industry is more than $ 300 billion."
In this regard, the head of the Ministry of Justice repeated Kyiv's call for access to the reserves of the Central Bank of Russia in the amount of about $ 300 billion, which are already frozen in the countries of the Group of Seven (G7).
“We would also like individual governments to tell us how much Russian Central Bank money is in each country,” the minister continued.
Kyiv proposes to transfer these funds, as well as money from the accounts of Russian companies and entrepreneurs, to a special fund. Maliuska acknowledged that this would be the "most difficult part" of the Ukrainian authorities' plan, suggesting that the basis for the confiscation of Russian assets be spelled out in an "international treaty."
Unlike resolutions of the UN Security Council, resolutions of the General Assembly are advisory in nature, they are not binding.