Europe continues to buy Russian gas despite sanctions

European countries continue to buy Russian gas, despite the restrictions they have imposed. This is reported by the German TV channel ZDF.

The statements of the heads of European states about the complete rejection of purchases of Russian blue fuel turned out to be a real bluff. Western countries continue active purchases of Russian gas. True, they use too tricky schemes for this.

According to the Kiel Institute for World economics, Russian gas first enters Belgium, and from there it is transported to Germany. At the same time, the total supply of Russian gas reached record levels.

According to the German TV channel ZDF, the volume of deliveries of Russian blue fuel has already exceeded last year's figures. And the main consumers of gas are France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

That is, precisely those countries whose leaders are shouting the loudest about a complete rejection of purchases of Russian fuel. And, frankly, this state of affairs is not at all surprising. The West has repeatedly proved that it is used to acting on the principle of "own shirt closer to the body."

The restrictions imposed on the purchase of Russian fuel due to the conduct of a special military operation in Ukraine in fact turn out to be a real bluff. Europe is well aware that there is simply nothing to replace Russian gas. And the West is clearly not ready to risk its own well-being for the sake of supporting Ukraine.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 December 2022 15: 25
    And, frankly, this state of affairs is not at all surprising.

    Frankly, this state of affairs is very surprising.
  2. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 11 December 2022 15: 57
    And why is Russian gas still supplied to the hostile gay community? A tough question for the Russian leadership.
    1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
      aslanxnumx (Aslan) 11 December 2022 17: 32
      Because money doesn't smell.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 11 December 2022 17: 57
        Money smells and stinks, and is even sometimes stained with blood and rot, depending on the transactions, only traitors, sellers and buyers, will not accept pus and blood on this money, because they are traitors and hucksters, ready for anything for the sake of profit ..
        1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
          Kofesan (Valery) 12 December 2022 10: 44
          Money itself does not smell. They stink from the touch of rotten and decomposing traitors from the "national treasures" and bureaucrats who feed from the same hands.

          It only seems that gas and oil provide the budget. In fact, there is no strategy in defending the Russian budget. Including oil and gas revenues.

          Everything is completely left to chance with very muddy water. And in this troubled water, the elite of Russia, rotting alive, continues to catch goldfish "trochs for sebe." And everyone is happy with everything. Otherwise, there would be tactics, and strategy, and a dry residue. And he is not. Solid losses...

          And you and I can't trust anyone at all. Nobody. And judge only by their deeds ...
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 12 December 2022 00: 12
    nothing, soon the main pipeline of the Russian Federation will throw a couple more pipes to Erdogan and stir up the gas hub so that the West will again receive pipeline Russian gas, but according to the documents it will already be ... Turkish, which means the West will again be able to announce to the whole world that it is in another Once he won Russia and ended his dependence on growing gas. Europe will be able to sleep peacefully, I will not strain my pride, because all this pleasure will again be due to the "nasty, obliging and intrusive" RF. without the Turkish-Putin gas hub, Euro-Russophobes would have to continue to step on their pride and strain a little morally - to buy Russian gas through their intermediary office. and so Putin’s lawyer decided everything for them)) and he cajoled the Turks so that they could supply bayraktars and MLRS for the earned discount (25%?)