Russian officials this week warned that Russia might seek to reclaim Alaska from the United States in retaliation for Biden’s continued sanctions related to the invasion of Ukraine.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the State Duma, cautioned the U.S. to think twice before seizing or freezing Russian assets abroad during a parliamentary session in Moscow.
The official reminded the U.S. that Alaska once belonged to Russia.
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“Let America always remember: there is a part of its (Russia’s — ed.) territory — Alaska. So when they start trying to dispose of our resources abroad, before they do it, let them think: we also have something to give back ,” Zvladan said at a meeting of the State Duma.
Petro Tolstoy, his deputy, proposed holding a “referendum” in the US region.
As Ukrinform noted, the European Commission is preparing a legal basis for the confiscation of assets of the Russian Federation.
The European Commission is considering the possibility of using frozen Russian assets to restore Ukraine and is preparing the appropriate legal conditions for this.The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated this today in Strasbourg during a press conference after the presentation at the plenary session of the European Parliament of the priorities of the Czech Presidency in the EU, the correspondent of Ukrinform reports.“I think it is a matter of justice to consider this issue. We are working on the legal basis so that the assets of Russia and partially the assets of the oligarchs can be used to restore Ukraine,” von der Leyen said.She noted that the international conference on the restoration of Ukraine, which was just held in Lugano, Switzerland, was very successful, as it was able to combine many initiatives and focus them on the implementation of the main principles of the restoration of Ukraine.
These weren’t the only threats made by Russia due to the ongoing sanctions from the United States.
Still waiting for US soldiers to be brought to The Hague for war crimes in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan. #Hypocrisy
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The Gateway Pundit reported:
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former Prime Minister, also warned that the U.S. could face the “wrath of God” if it goes along with international efforts to establish a tribunal to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
“The U.S. and its useless stooges should remember the words of the Bible: Do not judge and you will not be judged … so that the great day of His wrath doesn’t come to their home one day,” Medvedev said.
According to historical records, Russia’s first settlement in Alaska was established in 1784. The U.S. purchased the large northern territory from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.