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Media: Spanish authorities have frozen the accounts of hundreds of Russians

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According to media reports, this was done due to the fact that they do not wait too long to explain the origin of their capital. The publication refers to the lawyer Gregorio Fuentes, explaining that the law on “verify the origin of foreign capital” was adopted in the country back in 2010, says Deutsche Welle.

According to him, it is about money invested in expensive property and bank assets. Usually authorities to freeze the accounts of those who did not respond to the requirement to provide data about the origin of the first two or three months, says Fuentes.

The lawyer draws attention to the selective approach of the authorities to this issue: the authorities, in particular, do not require such documents “of a migrant worker, commute to work by bicycle.” He confirmed that the authorities froze the accounts of “hundreds of immigrants from the former Soviet Union,” but to provide more accurate information could not.

According to official statistics, the beginning of 2015 lived in the country 65 thousand Russians and 90 thousand Ukrainians.

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