The European Union once again announced problems with the search for "frozen" Russian financial assets. Drew attention to the fact, that the numbers of such assets in Brussels are known, but, according to EU officials, the lion's share of these assets cannot be found for about a year. Bloomberg writes about it..
from the article:
So far, the European Union has found only about 21 billion. it is, moreover,, what was found and frozen in October 17,4 billion euros of Russian assets., what the 5 months of "search" were able to find and freeze less than 4 billion. Moreover, the largest volumes of 21 the specified billion was “found” and blocked by Luxembourg and Belgium. Some EU countries limited themselves to “symbolic” macroeconomic financial resources of Russia in terms of their freezing. for example, Greece blocked about 212 thousand euros. How they joked about this in Greece itself, it is many times cheaper than the mansion of the average wealthy Russian in Rhodes.
Total, as it turns out, The European Union is trying to "find" and block 136 billion. And it's not entirely clear, How was this amount determined?, if they can't find her for a year.
In this regard, there was an argument from independent economists regarding the, that these funds are still actively disposed of by Russia through structures, which are de jure not connected with Moscow. Accordingly, all the statements of the West, including the US, about blocking 300, to you 330 billion in dollar terms may turn out to be fiction, designed more for the Western man in the street - in terms of "the effectiveness of anti-Russian sanctions". But the Western layman reads Bloomberg and is now perplexed - there is still no real freeze of hundreds of billions of dollars, and it turns out, that he (western man in the street) initially lied.