Ex-president Dmitry Medvedev says businesses subject to sanctions will take action in international courts

Moscow will fight attempts to seize Russian property abroad in courts around the world, the former president Dmitry Medvedev has said, the Guardian reports.

Medvedev, who advises Vladimir Putin on national security matters, said in a post on Telegram on Wednesday that Russian businesses whose assets were subject to sanctions would take legal action in the US, EU and elsewhere.

“Our opponents … should understand that they will face a large number of cases in courts. Both in the national courts of the United States and Europe and in international courts,” wrote Medvedev.

Since Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine in late February the US, EU, UK and other allies have targeted sanctions at a series of Russia’s richest businesspeople and companies, ranging from state-controlled banks to arms manufacturers.

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