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Germany Open to Seizing Russian Assets to Help Ukraine Rebuild

By Michael Nienaber, Kamil Kowalcze

03 Jan 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Germany is open to using billions in frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine rebuild. However, Bloomberg explains that the issue is complex and some parts of the coalition are more ardent than others.

Germany is open to using billions of euros in frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine rebuild as long as legal issues can be resolved and allies follow suit.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government supports Ukraine's demand for war reparations but hasn't yet taken an official position on seizing assets from the Russian state. The issue is complex and some parts of the ruling coalition are more ardent than others, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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