Show us the (stolen Ukrainian) money

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside an Ukrainian military base...

An armed man, believed to be a Russian serviceman, stands guard outside an Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 4:33 PM ET

OTTAWA — Where is the loot world leaders say was plundered from the Ukrainian treasury by cronies of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the House of Commons last week that the assets of "corrupt Ukrainian officials" have been frozen in Canada.

His G7 allies made similar claims as they rolled out a series of sanctions to win favour with domestic Ukrainian audiences by taking non-aggressive steps — which have been ignored — to convince Russia to retreat from Crimea on the Black Sea.

There isn't a shred of evidence one single dime of the missing $12 billion is here, or any other assets of Yanukovich's associates.

And if any is socked away, why is the government keeping a lid on the amount and who it belongs to?


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