Russia’s Central Bank steals 300 kilos of gold from Ukrainian vaults in Crimea
Victoria Hewitt-Marsh, News Editor
3 Jun 2014, 10:06 a.m.
According to the Ukrainian News Agency, UN, Russia has stolen 300 kilograms of gold and other precious metals from Ukrainian vaults in Crimea. The Ukrainian Minister of Justice made the claims during a press conference where he accused the Russian government of misappropriating £35 million of Ukrainian assets.
This latest story follows reports by pre-Russian newspaper, Iskra, that a large percentage of Ukrainians gold was airlifted out of Kiev by the U.S. It is estimated the annexation of Crimea will cost Ukraine $100 billion.