Russian anger as UN calls for reparations over invasion of Ukraine
Written by Joseph Emeribe on November 16, 2022
Russia has angrily rejected international calls for it to pay for war damage it has inflicted in Ukraine.
It comes after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution saying Russia should face the consequences of its actions, including paying reparations.
General Assembly resolutions carry symbolic weight, but do not have the power to enforce compliance.
The Kremlin said it would work to stop the West seizing its international reserves to pay for reparations.
Reuters reports that Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov accused the West of attempting to “formalise robbery” and violate the rules of private property and international law.