Zelensky calls for a mechanism to compensate "every person who has suffered from the actions of the Russian army"

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on Ukraine's allies to sign a multilateral agreement, creating a mechanism to compensate "every person who has suffered from the actions of the Russian army", the BBC reports.

Speaking in his nightly address, he said Russian funds and property that are located in allied countries should be seized or frozen and then confiscated and directed to a specially-created fund from which "everyone affected by Russian aggression will be able to receive appropriate compensation".

"We are working to ensure that Russia compensates, in one way or another, for everything it has destroyed in Ukraine.

"Every burned house, every ruined school, ruined hospital, each blown up house of culture and infrastructure, every enterprise destroyed, every business stopped.

"Russia will feel the true weight of every missile, every bomb and every missile it has launched across Ukraine."

Earlier, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said seizing Russian assets to help rebuild Ukraine was a possibility, following a G7 summit in Germany.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously said the plan to use seized Russian assets to pay for reconstruction in Ukraine would be "outright theft".

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