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Latvia PM calls for seizure of Russian central bank assets

Krisjanis Karins voices support for Ukraine's candidacy for EU membership

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins: "We see clearly Ukraine in the future as an EU member state." (Photo courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office of Latvia)

LONDON/VIENNA -- The frozen assets of the Central Bank of Russia should be seized and given to Ukraine, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said in an interview with Nikkei.

"Russia is destroying Ukraine, so we need to take Russia's assets [for reconstruction]," Karins said.

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