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Was The Price Of Ukraine’s “Liberation” The Handover Of Its Gold To The Fed?

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A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt, has surfaced out of the pro-Russian newspaper Iskra, which reports – so far on an entirely unsubstantiated basis – that last Friday, in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine’s gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US.

From the source:

Tonight, around at 2:00 am, an unregistered transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport.


According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane’s appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people in black uniforms, masks and body armor stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more than forty heavy boxes.


After this, several mysterious men arrived and also entered the plane. The loading was carried out in a hurry. After unloading, the plateless cars immediately left the runway, and the plane took off on an emergency basis.


Airport officials who saw this mysterious “special operation” immediately notified the administration of the airport, which however strongly advised them “not to meddle in other people’s business.”


Later, the editors were called by one of the senior officials of the former Ministry of Income and Fees, who reported that, according to him, tonight on the orders of one of the “new leaders” of Ukraine, all the gold reserves of the Ukraine were taken to the United States.

Indicatively, according to the latest IMF figures, Ukraine’s official gold holdings are just over 40 tons, having doubled in the past decade:



So just more disinformation and propaganda surrounding the Ukraine, or something more? GATA has submitted an inquiry into the New York Fed to get official denial (because it certainly won’t get a confirmation) from the Liberty 33 folks.

Of course, the best source of validation, and refutation, of this story would be the people of Ukraine, alas since not even Americans are entitled to observe how much gold is in Fort Knox, somehow we doubt that the Central Bank of Ukraine will be any more lenient in providing visiting and viewing hours for its much more compact gold inventory. Especially since the local population is far more busy celebrating its “liberation” by western powers.

We hope, for their sake, they weren’t also just “liberated” of all their gold, which after a brief stay 80 feet below the surface at 33 Liberty, will promptly find its way either to the Bundesbank, or to the billionaire oligarchs, based either in London or elsewhere, and currently in charge of “post-liberation” Ukraine.

Finally, putting this into perspective, 40 tons of gold is roughly what China imports every ten days.


  1. archoftitusmenorah.png
    Depiction on the Arch of Titus of the gold Menorah being
    taken from the Temple to Rome after the sack of Jerusalem

  2. Ukraine Gold Reserves Said To Be Put On Plane For Safekeeping in the US

    This is a story based on a report out of the Ukraine. Obviously I do not know yet if it is accurate. The information coming out of the Ukraine and Crimea should be sifted carefully, no matter what the source.

    I find this one hard to believe. I am informed by high reliable people that no one cares about gold anymore. And very important analysts claim that transporting many tonnes of gold (Ukraine is said to have about 33 tonnes) is very difficult, and so unwieldy and fraught with peril that it must be a multiyear project.

    But if the Ukraine’s gold was taken away for safekeeping, it may be so safe that they will never see it again for a long time. Just ask Germany.

    Newswire 24
    Ukrainian gold reserves loaded on an unidentified transport aircraft in Kiev
    By Marcus Brooks

    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.


    Official narrative: gold bullion is going to USA (maybe to reassure the Germans their gold is in safe hands, after all the despite numerous requests from the German Govt The Feds have not given access for them to even view their Gold Bullion) . Real narrative: probably to Switzerland where it is divided between Yulia Tymoshenko and her cronies.

    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 …

    Posted by Jesse

  3. Is the US selling gunboat diplomacy for gold? If this isn’t a conspiracy theory or Russian propaganda, we are waging foreign diplomacy on a cash basis, which I suspect makes us a kleptocracy.. “So, You-Kraine, here’s da deal. We got you dat freedom yous wanted, now yous gotta do da right thing and pay your insurance bills. When ya don’t pay ya bills, bad things can happen. People gets hurt. So pay up.” Hey, is the US now a Mafiacracy? Talking about Russian corruption is sort of like the pot and the kettle.

  4. I don`t think their gold is gone. But if it`s true then that move will land the country to the russians in a heart beat. The story about the Ukraine doubling or aiming at doubling their gold reserves by a Russia-friendly govt. does not support this theory. The first thing to do for an govt. under mass riots is to make sure their reserves are safe.
    Maybe the cargo was just cash pallets not heading to the US but somewhere else. Cash from Raifeissen and Unicredit hence the withdraw limit they imposed.
    My $0.02,

  5. desperation…smacks of..


    “Have you ever know someone truly desperate, who has no options, that did stupid things? That’s what we are seeing now.”

    Dr. Willie goes on to say, “There are so many sides closing in on the United States that it is almost becoming a tragic comedy. . . . These guys are running out of options. When I heard that Secretary of State Kerry made a threat to exclude Russia from the G-8, I said, ‘yeah right.’ That’s going to backfire, and the U.S. will be isolated. . . . I made this forecast about three years ago. I said watch the G-8 become irrelevant and the G-20 take over and China run it as opposed to the U.S. and Britain. That has now happened in the last year or 18 months. We just had a G-20 meeting in Australia, and China just railed on the United States. They said you are living off fumes. You are living off the printing press with no justifiable income. Your economy is a fake. This is getting hostile, and it was in a G-20 meeting.”

    The real problem for the West will be payment for oil and natural gas in something other than dollars. Dr. Willie warns, “What’s likely to come very soon is Russia is going to demand either rubles or gold bullion for their crude oil and their natural gas. If they demand ruble payment, it immediately puts the kibosh and sabotages all Wall Street and London intervention games where they are trying to punish Russia by seeing their currency decline. We’re not in the driver’s seat being a big debtor. We’re not in the driver’s seat being a big importer of energy. We’re not in the driver’s seat on anything.”

    On the value of the U.S. dollar, Dr. Willie says, “The response to U.S. pressure will be steps to kill the petro dollar and force banking systems around the world to start divesting of Treasury Bonds because they won’t need them.” When will this happen? Dr. Willie answers with a question by asking, “Do you think Putin is going to wait a long time? The time between events is really closing. . . . The whole point here could be provoking Putin and Russia into making a first strike. I don’t like using the n-word (meaning nukes), but if Russians make a large strike, then the U.S. is going to come back and make a strike 20 times larger and destroy the Russian nation. That could be what these desperate Nazi’s are trying to do.”

    On gold, Dr. Willie contends, “I don’t think it would be a shock to see the Russians come out and say we’ve got over 20,000 tons of gold, and we are going to back our ruble with gold. Screw the dollar. I think in the next year or so, the Russians and Chinese are going to let it be known that between them they own close to 40,000 tons of gold. They are going to have a real currency and do a real global reset and have a real return to the gold standard and screw the dollar with all its toxic sovereign bonds. One of the principle foundations of the dollar is not gold, it’s the military. We’re seeing it now.” Dr. Willie predicts “an 80% decline in the value of the U.S. dollar in three years.”

  6. I was visiting the White House this morning to conduct a briefing for senior cabinet members. I didn’t get to meet the resident-he was on Xbox Live or playing with his tinker toys, or something.
    Anyway, I was walking past the War Room and I saw the Big Board lit up with world military events. I couldn’t resist snapping a shot with my cell phone.


    Looks like they’ve got things well in hand.


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