Russian ambassador to Denmark: Takeover of foreign firms is an option

Russia is considering inserting Russian leadership into foreign companies that have halted activities in the country, according to Vladimir Barbin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark.

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Danish companies that have ceased their activities in Russia due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine cannot be confident that their operations can continue when the war is over.

Russians may very well have taken over factories or offices before then, says Vladimir Barbin, Russian ambassador to Denmark, writing in a contribution to a discussion on Danish media Politiken. He says Russia is being forced to react to western sanctions that aim to hurt the Russian economy.

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