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Austria freezes Russian assets worth $2 billion

Apr 21, 2023

Austria has frozen almost $2 billion worth of Russian financial assets.


This was tweeted by Finance Minister Magnus Brunner, commenting on talks with the US Deputy Treasury Secretary in Vienna, Ukrinform reports.

"Today (April 20 - ed.) I received in Vienna the U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Combating Terrorism and Money Laundering Brian Nelson. Especially in light of the war in Ukraine, the strategic axis between the EU and the US is of great importance," Brunner said.

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According to him, the effective application of sanctions against Russia is in the interests of Austria, Europe and the United States.

"We support the Western sanctions against the aggressor and have frozen financial assets worth almost 2 billion euros since the beginning of the war," he said.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 21/04/2023

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