Posted 29 апреля 2022, 09:46
Published 29 апреля 2022, 09:46
Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:36
Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:36
The British newspaper The Guardian, citing data from the Finnish Center for Energy and Clean Air Research CREA, reports that Russia, despite tough sanctions, still benefits from Europe's energy dependence on it. The desperate efforts of the European Union to prevent our country from influencing the politics and economy of the Old World with the help of energy carriers did not give any result.
Since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, Russia has actually doubled its revenues from the sale of oil and gas to European countries, and it did not stop it from doing this, a decrease in sales, the increase in energy prices more than compensated for it, and Moscow earned about 62 billion euros.
It is indicative that, according to Finnish experts, the new sanctions will only drive up prices even more and thus bring the efforts of the European Union to naught, driving it into a trap.
The import of coal, oil and gas to the European Union from Russia during the two months of the special operation amounted to approximately 44 billion euros, while for the whole of last year it cost 140 billion, that is, about 12 billion per month.
Germany is still the main buyer of Russian energy resources. Although its authorities assure the whole world of the need to reduce dependence on Russia, in two months this country imported energy products worth 9 billion euros.