Russia slams UK ruling in Venezuela gold case as 'outrageous'

Saturday, 04. July 2020 15:47

The Russian Foreign Ministry described on Saturday the decision by the United Kingdom to deny Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's right to withdraw Venezuela's UK-stored gold assets as "outrageous."

"This decision is outrageous," a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said before adding that the ruling violates "a number of principles and norms of the international law, including non-interference in domestic affairs, respect of sovereignty and immunity of government assets."

Earlier this week, a UK court rejected Maduro's request for the release of $1 billion worth of Venezuela's gold deposited for safekeeping at the Bank of England.

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