Russia has drawn up a list of “enemy” countries, including member states of the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, among others, for which Russian companies will be able to repay their debts in rubles, a currency that has depreciated 45% since January.
And the Russian Interfax news agency revealed, that the list of countries was prepared following a presidential decree, Friday, and includes foreign lands that, according to Moscow, carry out hostile acts against the Russian Federation, companies and Russian citizens.
According to Interfax, the order with the list was signed by the Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, and is part of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, “On the temporary procedure for fulfilling obligations with certain foreign creditors.”
According to this document, Norway, Japan, Monaco, South Korea, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Iceland and Liechtenstein are also “enemy countries”.
Ukraine itself is included as well as New Zealand, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Taiwan, Montenegro and even Micronesia.
In the early hours of February 24, Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine that, according to the Kyiv authorities, killed more than 2,000 civilians.
The attacks also caused more than 1.5 million people to flee to neighboring countries, according to the United Nations.
The Russian invasion was condemned by most of the international community, and responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and strengthening economic sanctions against Moscow.
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