Can Russian frozen assets be a potential lifeline for Ukraine?

The frozen Russian assets could potentially serve as vital aid for Ukraine amid its ongoing war with Russia. These assets, which Western countries have seized due to sanctions against Russia, amount to billions of dollars and could be helpful to lighten the burden for Ukrainian partners.

These funds could provide Ukraine with much-needed financial support to bolster its economy and strengthen its defence capabilities if released. However, transferring these assets is a complex and politically sensitive issue involving international legal frameworks and diplomatic relations.

While some argue that releasing the frozen assets to Ukraine would be a significant strategic move supporting the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, others caution that it could escalate tensions with Russia and have broader geopolitical implications. Ultimately, the potential utilization of Russian frozen assets as a lifeline for Ukraine remains a contentious and multifaceted issue that requires careful consideration and international cooperation.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).