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How Will Russia Pay?: Making Seized Russian Financial Assets Work for Ukraine

Date & Time

Apr. 18, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am ET


Online Only


In response to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the United States, the EU, and other partners seized around $300 billion in Russian sovereign financial assets that were deposited in Western banks at the time of the invasion. International justice and common sense demand that the Russian money be repurposed to compensate Ukraine for the losses inflicted by Russia, assist Ukraine during the war, and finance its reconstruction. 

Join us for a discussion with distinguished panelists from Ukraine and the US, moderated by our Global Fellow Mariana Budjeryn, on the international legal, financial, and political aspects of repurposing Russia’s frozen assets.

This event is part of the Wilson Center's Ukraine in Europe initiative. 

Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action to strengthen technology, trade, infrastructure, and energy as part of American economic and global leadership that benefits the nation and the world.  Read more

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