FRANKFURT — In a video that surfaced recently, ECB President Christine Lagarde says that a decision on the issuance of a digital euro could be made in October.
Disclaimer: The original video was posted by Show VL, who has posted several interviews with high level officials in which they pretend to be Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or other high level officials.
The video referenced in this article features an alleged conversation between Christine Lagarde and two individuals who are believed to be the notorious Russian pranksters, Vovan and Lexus. The authenticity of the video has not been independently verified, and no official statement has been made by Ms. Lagarde’s office or any mainstream media outlets in the three weeks since the video’s release. Given the history of Vovan and Lexus, it is essential to approach the content of the video with caution, as it may not accurately represent Ms. Lagarde’s views or statements.
It is important to note that Vovan and Lexus are known for their elaborate hoaxes, which often target high-profile figures in the political, entertainment, and business sectors. Their pranks have been known to cause confusion, and in some cases, contribute to disinformation. Therefore, it is crucial to be aware that the content of the video may have been manipulated or taken out of context.
As a responsible news organization, we are committed to providing accurate and verified information to our readers. While we have chosen to include the video in this article for the sake of completeness, we urge our readers to exercise discernment and rely on verified sources for accurate information. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if and when any new information, confirmation, or clarification becomes available from Ms. Lagarde’s office or other credible sources. In the meantime, we encourage readers to maintain a healthy skepticism regarding the contents of the video in question.