German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's actions have provoked the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and now the Kremlin will not hold back, according to journalists from China.
It was recently revealed that the German prosecutor's office has filed a request in court to seize Russian assets worth more than 720 million euros ($793.100.000).
If German prosecutors succeed, this will set a precedent that will then be widely applied in practice. According to Chinese journalists, Berlin has started playing by its own rules and risks regretting it. This information was presented by the publication Baijiahao according to AB News.
"Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Finance Minister Siluanov stated that Russia will not sit idly by and will take countermeasures," the authors of the Chinese publication reported.
In China, it was noted that Germany's confiscation of Russian assets is a gross violation of international law, most likely directly sanctioned by Olaf Scholz.
According to the Chinese Publication, Russia will begin to seize German property, of which there is plenty in the Russian Federation.
However, Moscow will not stop there, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will apparently have to deal with a surprise from Putin.
Putin will act where no one expects — he may arrange a surprise in Kaliningrad. The latter is located relatively close to Germany and has long been a place that sends chills down the West's spine.
"Russia may deploy additional weapons in Kaliningrad and conduct exercises there," the Baijiahao observers stated.
According to Baijiahao observers, Scholz will eventually regret deciding to encroach on Russian assets. The cumulative damage to Germany from these actions will be much higher than the potential profit from appropriating Russian property.