Western press: Russia benefits from the annexation of the South-East of Ukraine - more than 12 trillion dollars


After the start of the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory, a significant part of the South-East of Ukraine with colossal mineral reserves in the bowels turned out to be under the control of Russia. This was reported on August 10 by the American newspaper The Washington Post, referring to a study by analysts from the Canadian company SecDev.


Experts have calculated that 63% of coal deposits, 11% of oil deposits, 20% of gas deposits, 42% of metal deposits and 33% of deposits of rare earth and other important minerals, including lithium, were in the hands of Moscow. The total volume of natural resources is equivalent to at least 12,4 trillion dollars.

The war in Ukraine is a battle for the mineral and energy wealth of this country. <...> The Kremlin is stealing from this country the building blocks of its economics - its natural resources

- says the publication of the Western press.

Russia also gained access to deposits of limestone, titanium ore, uranium, gold, zirconium ore and strontium. In the future, after the accession of these territories to the Russian Federation, Kyiv may forever lose access to them, and this is almost 2/3 of natural resources.

Attention was drawn to the fact that some of these deposits are difficult to access or require exploration to assess their recovery efficiency. Russia gained access to some of them after the annexation of Crimea and the formation of the LPR and DPR in the Donbass. In general, for Western Europe, the acquisition by Russia of all these lands in Ukraine will be tantamount to a tactical failure and will entail direct negative consequences for the energy security of Europeans.

  • Photos used: pxfuel.com and SecDev
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  1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 11 August 2022 11: 46
    +10
    under the control of Russia turned out to be a significant part of the South-East of Ukraine with colossal reserves of minerals in the bowels ... The total volume of natural resources is equivalent to at least 12,4 trillion dollars

    which goes somewhat against the mantras of the local turbopatriots about the difficulties in feeding and watering the annexed territories.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 11 August 2022 13: 46
      -1
      And where did you get the idea that these turbopatriots are local?
      1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 11 August 2022 14: 09
        +2


        The locals are hanging around here.
    2. monarchist Offline monarchist
      monarchist (Foma) 11 August 2022 15: 34
      -1
      na kakoj organ kormit banderowcow golodom efektiwno denacifirowat
  2. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 11 August 2022 13: 06
    +1
    It remains only to name the names of the future owners of trillions. Has the squabble already begun? And there is no need for big words about the benefit of the country in the conditions of the modern socio-political structure ...
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 11 August 2022 13: 46
      +2
      Let's solve problems as they come. The question of "future owners" is not relevant now.
      1. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
        Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 11 August 2022 14: 25
        -1
        Your account has been terminated.
      2. Dan Offline Dan
        Dan (Daniel) 12 August 2022 07: 21
        +2
        Quote: k7k8
        The question of "future owners" is not relevant now.

        The state will be the owner. Developers and mining companies, one and all, pay MET at differentiated rates. So the question of "a squabble of some names" is either the stupidity of a half-educated person, or the deliberate incitement of internal discontent for any reason for other people's money.
  3. Max Inquisitive (Max Curious) 11 August 2022 13: 26
    +3
    And we haven't really started yet!
  4. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) 11 August 2022 15: 23
    +3
    This calculation only confirms once again that Western "experts" have no idea about the price of human lives. Sheep are stupid, in short.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 August 2022 22: 09
      +2
      The Anglo-Saxons value only their own lives, the rest not at all, the rest are like slaves of Africa ... Russia has plenty of its own wealth, here the question is about the security of the country and its inhabitants from predatory and insidious enemies.
  5. rosfinmonitoring 12 August 2022 10: 46
    0
    The war in Ukraine is a battle for the mineral and energy wealth of this country. <...> The Kremlin is stealing from this country the building blocks of its economy - its natural resources

    Here is the real reason for the war. Denazification and protection of Donbass is nothing more than propaganda.
  6. vdr5 Offline vdr5
    vdr5 (Elephant) 12 August 2022 16: 58
    -2
    The southeast still needs to be taken, and then kept, nothing is known yet, Kyiv has good chances in the 23rd year.
  7. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
    Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 12 August 2022 18: 48
    +1
    The resource economy of Ukraine is already left and outdated. No one will work hard in their right mind and solid memory. It is enough to visit Zaporozhye and the Dnieper to be convinced of this and give up in despair.
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 18 August 2022 07: 53
      0
      Well, let's just say - even lands (especially lands) - have a very great interest and value for the agricultural production of the West. In addition, now Russia is starting to restore the destroyed infrastructure. There will need a colossal amount of equipment, building materials, metal structures, medical and other equipment .... and so on. and so on and so forth ... If all this is included in the order for domestic manufacturers, then the Western geyropians will only bite their elbows in anger and watch. And it is better not to allow this gopota. They are unanimously involved in the destruction of the supply of weapons. And it is better not to order excavators, cranes and other construction equipment. To enable Russian manufacturers to increase production.
  8. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 12 August 2022 18: 59
    0
    There is a redistribution of property in Ukraine, there were Ukrainian oligarchs, now there will be Kremlin ones. The peoples of Ukraine and the Russian Federation from the association will benefit from living in the same territory and restoring family ties. There will be fewer enemies and it will be easier to survive together.
    1. Vova Zhelyabov Offline Vova Zhelyabov
      Vova Zhelyabov (Vova Zhelyabov) 12 August 2022 19: 06
      +2
      The entire independence of Ukraine was built on the horror of the invasion of Russian business. The oligarchs did not skimp on pumping up hatred for Moscow, just to keep the Soviet assets that fell on their heads.
  9. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 13 August 2022 10: 26
    +1
    The Kremlin is stealing from this country the building blocks of its economy - its natural resources.

    Russia does not steal anything, Russia returns what Yeltsin drank away in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Having no authority to do so.