Where are the Ukrainian Gold Reserves?

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Yesterday the first rumours started appearing, that the gold reserves of Ukraine had been transferred in its entirety to the USA.

The source of this unconfirmed Information are Ukrainian journalists from Iskra-News, which rely on employees of the Borispol (Boryspil) Airport of Kyjiv. According to those the transport took place on March 7, 2014 around 2 o’clock in the morning using a non-scheduled flight.

The information the employees gave to journalists from Iskra-News in Zaporozhye is that 4 money transporter and 2 VW vans without registration plates arrived at the airport from which 15 men with black garment and masks, some of them carrying machine-guns descended to haul more than 40 heavy boxes into the airplane, which left soon afterwards.

Iskra-News says that they had as well received a phone-call from a “responsible collaborator from the former ministry of income and taxes”, who claimed, that according to his information, in this night according to orders of the new government the entire gold-reserves of Ukraine had been transferred to the US.

The estimated gold reserves (Estimation of 2013) were around 36 tons, which made Ukraine one of the top 50 gold holders in the world. It seems unlikely to me, that with the observed number of cars and boxes all of the gold could have been transferred. But maybe the airport employees did not see all…the whole thing so far is not more than a rumour – but an interesting one, if true.