The countries of the European Union have informed the European Commission (EC) that 200,000 million Europeans are located in the frozen assets of the Russian Central Bank, EC spokesman Christian Wiegand reported to Tass.
A senior official pointed out that “EU countries have shared more than 200,000 million euros in frozen goods”.
However, he said “you have to ask the EU Member States where they are”.
It is worth noting that the 10th EU sanctions package against Russia included a demand for European workers to be informed about Russian concrete assets. The deadline was set for May 12.
The European leader stated that Brussels will discuss the questions of whether he could use this money or the income from it to support Ukraine.
The need to share the order and separate where the frozen funds are is due to the fact that at the beginning of 2023 it became clear that Brussels not only had no idea about the amount of Russian frozen funds, but also in which banks they were, according to Tass.
The cold goods are exterminated
The situation of frozen objects disappearing without a trace is not new in Europe.
In 2017, a major scandal broke out in the Netherlands when the country’s Ministry of Finance reported that 10 billion euros had been deposited by Euroclear into the accounts of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The said deposit accounts were frozen by virtue of the sanctions that the EU had introduced in 2011, before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invaded Libya.
Finally, the money was not found, and neither were the authors of the disappearance.