The supposed “freezing of properties” will increasingly become a sort of expropriation over time. It is a consequence that governments didn’t anticipate because everyone thought it would help stop the war in the Ukraine, but it didn’t. Now that the conflict is still going on, it is time to reconsider this decision which affects many people who are victims of this form of collateral damage, such as contractors, employees and municipalities. Finally, there is no difference between a freezing and a seizure of the property which becomes an expropriation over time with no legal support, and hurts the principles of western democracies. Our countries must keep the rule of law in full force because it is in our DNA, no matter the circumstances.