Russian Duma threatens to confiscate German property in response to Russian assets freeze

MADRID, 5 (.)

The president of the Russian Duma, Viacheslav Volodin, has threatened on Thursday to confiscate German property if Berlin freezes Russian assets and accounts in the country to transfer them to Ukraine as part of the Russian invasion of the territory.

“As soon as this measure is carried out, we will do exactly the same in response to similar actions by Germany and other States,” he said, before warning that this decision violates current legislation.

In this regard, he recalled that some German companies have made large investments in Russia in the past and blamed Germany and France for “starting the war.”

Thus, he has pointed out that German and French leaders such as former Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President François Hollande signed the Minsk Agreements in 2015 to “deceive Russia and the international community,” according to information from the TASS news agency.

Said pact included a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons, as well as reforms to the Constitution of Ukraine. However, Moscow has accused European countries of “having no intention of putting the pact into effect.”

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