Details: The outlets found out that in recent years, the gold refineries in Switzerland have processed a large amount of gold of Russian origin, which came through London.
In total, since 2021, 110 tonnes of gold worth more than 6 billion Swiss francs [about US$6.6 billion] have passed through Swiss refineries.
Since the start of the full-scale war in March 2022, 75 tonnes have been refined in Switzerland alone.
Before the full-scale war, Switzerland imported an average of 20 tonnes of Russian gold per year, while in the first five months of this year alone, 38 tonnes of gold from Russia were imported into Switzerland through London.
At the same time, refineries in Switzerland do not see any connection between the processing of gold of Russian origin and Russia's aggressive war in Ukraine.
They claim that the gold was imported to the UK before the invasion of Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions.
The country's customs service claims that all recent imports of gold of Russian origin have not violated sanctions or legislation. »