UN should force US to make reparations for many countries: Medvedev
Commenting on the UNGA resolution, Medvedev says it is about time for the US to make reparations for all the damage inflicted on Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and other countries.
The deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, stated on Monday that the United Nations General Assembly should now demand that the United States make up for the harm it caused to Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia, and other nations after passing the resolution on Russia's "reparations" to Ukraine.
In response to the UN voting on the resolution recognizing the necessity of establishing a mechanism for the reparation of damage done by Russia to Ukraine, he wrote on his Telegram channel, "They should adopt the same recommendation on total reparation of the damage inflicted by the United States on Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and many other countries that suffered from the Americans and NATO."
Otherwise, "it looks like the beginning of the United Nations' agony as a key international institution for reconciliation," he stressed.
"The end will be painful for the entire international community. We will do without such a ‘united nations’ organization."
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The resolution is meant to legalize the West’s plans to use Russia’s frozen assets, according to Medvedev, adding that "the Anglo-Saxons are obviously seeking to scrape up a legal basis for stealing illegally arrested Russian assets."
The UN General Assembly's emergency session adopted a resolution on Monday recognizing the need for a loss reparation mechanism and creating a global registry of alleged Russian damage to Ukraine. Ninety-four countries voted for the document, while 14 were against it and 73 abstained.
This comes after the United States Treasury Department announced on Monday that the US has imposed new anti-Russia sanctions on 14 individuals and 28 entities, including four family members of Russian politician Suleiman Kerimov and companies registered in Switzerland, Malta, and France, among others.
"Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), alongside the US Department of State, sanctioned a transnational network procuring technology that supports the Russian military-industrial complex," the US Treasury said in a press release.
"In total, today’s actions designated 14 individuals and 28 entities, and identified eight aircraft as blocked property," it added.