To confiscate russian assets we should act in the paradigm of state countermeasures, not sanctions, — Kira Rudik

The paradigm of sanctions is not suitable for the confiscation of sovereign assets of the russian federation, another is needed here and that is state countermeasures. This was emphasized by an MP of Ukraine, leader of the Golos party, and vice-president of ALDE Kira Rudik during the discussion of the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Future of Diplomacy Project.

«When we look at the confiscation of russian assets from the paradigm of sanctions, it all comes down to the norms of international law. After all, the paradigm of sanctions is that in response to criminal activity or violations of international law, a certain state imposes sanctions against people or governments. It works when we precisely want to punish someone who violated international laws, but justice cannot reach them. A great example here is the Magnitsky Act», — explains the MP.

However, according to Kira Rudik, a full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine has put a threat to the world order, and it means one needs to act in the paradigm of state countermeasures.

«The paradigm of state countermeasures involves concerted actions of a state or an alliance to support the system of international security and international law. The russian invasion of Ukraine endangers the security of the civilized world and its values. This violates the world order, and therefore it is necessary to act accordingly — in the paradigm of state countermeasures», — emphasized the leader of Golos.