Politico: EU Freezes €68 Billion in Russian Assets

Politics: the ;EU freezes euro; 68 billion in Russian assets

The media published the data of an internal EU document.

According to a document published by the European Commission, Belgium has decided to freeze Russian assets worth 50 billion euros, and Luxembourg – of 5.5 billion euros.

According to TASS, citing Politico, which has an internal document, the total amount that fell under the “freeze” amounts to 68 billion euros.

A total of seven EU countries, which include, in addition to the two mentioned above, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Ireland, account for more than 90% of the assets of the Russian Federation which fell under sanctions.

Of this amount, about 33.8 billion euros probably belongs to the national reserve of the Russian Federation, but the exact amount of this part of the “freeze” 8221; unknown.

Earlier, the EU has already said that it is studying the issue of confiscating Russia's reserves, which were previously frozen by it.

The head of the European Commission indicated that the EU does not yet have the necessary international legal framework. It was proposed to use the funds for the restoration of Ukraine.

Austria opposed this, which stated that such solution would only be available if the legal procedures were transparent.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that EU countries disagree

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