Germany has previously announced that it wants to withdraw its gold supposedly-held in the vaults at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to recent reports, of the 674 tons of gold Germany desires to repatriate from the New York Fed and the French Central Bank, it had managed to transfer a paltry 37 tons. This amount represents just 5% of the stated target, and was well below the 84 tons that the Bundesbank would need to transport each year to collect the 674 tons, over the 8 year planned repatriation schedule of 2013 and 2020.
Remarkably, according to the German daily Die Welt, only a tiny 5 tons of gold were sent from the NY Fed. The rest came from Paris. Which raises the question does the Fed have the gold, it has been supposedly holding for Germany?
Maybe this will help the Fed get gold back to Germany.
Newswire 24 reports:
According to the iskra-news.info last night ,Ukrainian gold reserves (40 sealed boxes) were loaded on an unidentified transport aircraft in Kiev’s Borispol airport. The board took off immediately.
A source in the Ukrainian government confirmed that the transfer of the gold reserves of Ukraine to the United States was ordered by the acting PM Arseny Yatsenyuk.
So my guess is, that is if indeed this report is true it either means the new ruling elite have stolen the gold bullion or perhaps their is a legitimate fear of the Russians taking possession of this bullion, whatever the facts, it still looks very shady indeed.
Here is a machine translation of the story in Russian from Iskra News:
Tonight from Borispol in the U.S. strartoval plane with gold reserves of Ukraine
As our site workers airport "Borispol", this night in 2-00, with the designated airport runway started unregistered transport plane ...
According to the staff "Boryspil", before it came to the airport four collector car and two cargo minibus Volkswagen, while , all arriving truck license plate missing. Car pulled out of about fifteen people in black uniforms, masks and body armor. Some of them were armed with machine guns. These people have downloaded the plane more than forty heavy boxes ... After that, some mysterious men arrived too entered the plane.
All loading was carried out in a huge hurry. After unloading the car without license plates immediately left the runway, and the plane took off on an emergency basis ... Those who saw all this mysterious "special operation" airport officials immediately notified the administration of "Boryspil", from which received a strong recommendation "not to meddle in other people's affairs ..."
Later, in received call back one of the senior officials of the former Ministry of income and fees, which reported that, according to him, tonight, on the orders of one of the "new leaders" of Ukraine in the United States has been taken all the gold reserves in Ukraine ...According to the World Gold Council, Ukraine has had one of the largest gold reserves in the world. The impoverished country reportedly had the 51st largest gold reserves in the world, 36.1 tons.
Also of note, curently Ukraine has no gold production of its own but, experts estimate Ukraine’s gold resources at 400 tons in the Carpathian Mountains and 500 tons in the Donbass region. Some gold is also believed to be in the Crimea and Dnepropetrovsk regions.
(ht Jesse Cafe Americain)