Paris investigates cases of refueling Russian Aerospace Forces by a French company


The need for an investigation into how the gas obtained by the oil and gas giant TotalEnergies, which, after processing, could be used to refuel the VKS fighters used by the Russian army in Ukraine, was demanded in France. This was stated by the Minister of Transport of the country Clement Bon.


This is an "extremely serious matter"

says a spokesman for the French government.

The minister's demand followed a report by Le Monde with the participation of the non-governmental organization Global Witness, which links the French firm's activities in Russia with operations to supply fuel to a military base in the southwest of Russia. Official Paris did not miss the message.

Terneftegaz, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Russia's Novatek, which owns a 51 percent stake in the joint venture, is developing the Siberian gas field Termokarstovoye. TotalEnergies also owns a 19,4% stake in Novatek itself.

According to Le Monde, part of the gas condensate produced at the field was processed into kerosene and sent to two military bases near the border with Ukraine. Fighters at these bases were likely involved in airstrikes in Ukraine, although it is difficult to determine the exact details of the situation.

An unthinkable incident, it must be investigated. It is necessary to check whether the circumvention of sanctions or the diversion of energy resources was voluntarily or unwittingly allowed, which the company, French or not, could carry out

the French minister said in an interview with France 2.

The minister did not specify who would lead such an investigation. Bon added that he had no information on the matter at this stage. TotalEnergies does not manage Terneftegaz's plants, does not distribute raw materials and finished products, administrative functions are performed by Novatek employees, the company said in a statement to Le Monde.
  • Photos used: pxfuel.com
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 26 August 2022 10: 15
    +3
    It is necessary to investigate the supply of weapons to Ukraine and FORCED to raise gas prices for these countries.
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 26 August 2022 10: 35
      +2
      I absolutely agree.
      Oil and gas prices for countries providing financial, military and political support to Ukraine should be determined by the size and extent of this support.
      They don’t want to buy at higher prices - let them go to the market, stagger along the rows and tents there, maybe they will find it cheaper somewhere .....
  2. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 26 August 2022 10: 17
    0
    Here are the de-bills! There are no brains, consider the invalid of the head !!!
  3. Mikhalych Offline Mikhalych
    Mikhalych 26 August 2022 10: 35
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    The need for an investigation into how the gas obtained by the oil and gas giant TotalEnergies, which, after processing, could be used to refuel the VKS fighters used by the Russian army in Ukraine, was demanded in France.

    I am not an expert, but jet aircraft are refueled with Karasin (RT), not gas.
    repeat
    1. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
      ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 26 August 2022 10: 59
      0
      Read carefully.
  4. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 26 August 2022 10: 57
    +1
    What scoundrels are they - Russian planes are filled with Russian kerosene! These French should urgently leave the territory of the Russian Federation! And compensation for a 19.4% stake in Terneftegaz will be taken away from 300 lard.
  5. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 26 August 2022 11: 00
    0
    In other words, the keepers themselves survive the company from Russia.
  6. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 26 August 2022 11: 14
    0
    Here it is, struck by the logic of Europe! Only chaotic logic.