Blocked Russian funds: Federal Council is against collection

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The pressure to collect the Russian funds is increasing – but the Federal Council is against it

Foreign Minister Cassis has startled the banks with his statements, but that is not the attitude of the Federal Council.

Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has alarmed the banks.

Laurent Gillieron / KEYSTONE

Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis caused a lot of excitement – among the media and especially among the banks. When asked by Radio SRF about the blocked Russian funds, Cassis described them as an “important source of funding”. And further: “Damage that is caused must also be repaired by the aggressor.”