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الأصول الروسية لدعم قرض أوكرانيا

By Duncan Mil

June 14, 2024 - اتفق زعماء مجموعة الدول الصناعية السبع الكبرى على استخدام فوائد نحو 260 مليار دولار من الأصول الروسية المجمدة لتقديم قرض بقيمة 50 مليار دولار لمساعدة اقتصاد أوكرانيا الذي مزقته الحرب.

G7 leaders discussed the details of the deal at their June 13-15 summit in Italy. According to U.S. and French officials, the money could reach Kyiv before the end of the year.

Speaking at a news conference, U.S. President Joe Biden underscored the unity and determination of the G7 leaders, stating that the decision was a “historic agreement and another resolute message to Putin that we stand united and firm.”

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, expressed his optimism, stating that the provision of a loan through Russia’s assets “is a crucial stride towards providing sustainable support for Ukraine in its battle to overcome the economic challenges of the war.”

Most of the money would be in the form of a loan guaranteed by the U.S. government, backed by profits earned on roughly $260 billion in frozen Russian assets -- the majority held by European Union nations.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has denounced the deal, saying leaders in the West were trying to come up with “some kind of legal basis” for the asset freezes, “but despite all the trickery, theft is still theft and will not go unpunished.”

The G7 comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union also participates in all discussions.

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PUBLISHED: 14/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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