France freezes Russian assets for 1.2 billion euros

17:07 01 August Kyiv, Ukraine

France has frozen the financial and non-financial assets of the Russian Federation in the amount of 1.2 billion euros, not counting the assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
 
This was stated to the Tribune edition by the head of the Directorate of Intelligence and Combating Underground Financial Schemes (Tracfin) under the Ministry of Finance and the Economy of the country, Guillaume Valette-Valla.
 
At the end of March, France froze the assets of the Central Bank in the amount of 22 billion euros.

Earlier, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said that 13.8 billion euros of assets were frozen in the European Union, including 12.6 billion in six EU countries. According to him, not all EU states are making the necessary amount of effort to freeze assets that have fallen under restrictive measures.

For the first time, the EU spoke about the amount of frozen Russian assets in May. Then it was about $24.5 billion. The amount of blocked assets of the Russian Federation around the world is about $300 billion, of which $100 billion is in the United States.