German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said today that he was in favor of financing the reconstruction of post-war Ukraine with confiscated Russian state funds, according to an interview published in the German magazine Der Spiegel.
“As far as Russian state resources are concerned, my sense of justice is in favor of ‘using them to rebuild Ukraine,'” Lindner said, adding that such a move needed to be legally considered.
“In the case of private resources, it would be expropriation. The obstacles to that are great,” he added.
G7 finance ministers are set to discuss funding for Ukraine’s reconstruction at a meeting in Germany next week.