Russia calls Czech properties freeze unlawful, considers response

Russia is considering how to respond to a Czech government move on Wednesday, when it added a company managing Russian assets abroad to a Czech national sanctions list, freezing its properties.

The sanctions list was created in response to Russia’s full invasion of Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described Prague’s move as unlawful, the TASS news agency said. Mr. Peskov said the authorities in Moscow would examine Czechia’s assets in Russia.

The Czech government said the asset management company was controlled by the Russian presidential administration.

Author: Ian Willoughby