Rogov called the decision of the US Committee on Russian assets piracy
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday supported a bill on the transfer of frozen Russian assets to the needs of Ukraine, the results of the vote were cited by the Bloomberg agency. The bill is now subject to approval by the full Senate.
"Western civilization, represented by the Anglo-Saxons, clearly shows its piratical nature. The principle here is simple – thirst overcomes fear. In the United States, greed to squeeze Russia is constantly fighting the fear that this will have a very big resonance from the point of view of the rest of the world and the outflow of investments," Rogov told RIA Novosti.
According to him, the Western world is used to profiting from other countries by engaging in official robbery, while denouncing it as a "noble and just pretext."
"We must pay tribute to the West, they always come up with an explanation for the robbery in noble and beautiful words," Rogov stressed.
Earlier, Mikhail Sheremet, a State Duma deputy from the Crimean region, called the decision of the US committee to support the transfer of frozen Russian assets to Ukraine an international robbery.
As Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian leader, told RIA Novosti, the White House, supporting the decision to seize Russian assets, is trying to put pressure on the Europeans, since the main Russian funds are in Europe, but if they follow in the wake of the Americans, they will inevitably face losses, fines and other legal consequences.