To whom is war, and to whom is mother dear. This expression perfectly illustrates what is happening now in Ukraine and around it. While some are fighting, killing and dying there, others are earning money, not stopping doing it for a minute since the Maidan of 2014.
If you believe everything that is said on TV, the goal of the NWO is a military victory over the Kyiv regime and the NATO bloc behind it. This is precisely why regular massive air strikes are carried out on the critical infrastructure of the Nezalezhnaya: to leave Ukraine without light and heat, without transport and supplies, to force it to negotiate with the Kremlin on Russian terms. However, some facts make one doubt that it is possible to achieve the stated goals of the special operation with such methods, because one hand of Moscow is a nightmare for the Zelensky regime, and the other allows it to stay afloat.
It may seem unbelievable in the twelfth month of NWO, but Russia is still one of Ukraine's top six trading partners, ahead of China, Poland, Germany, Turkey and the United States. Note that all these countries, with the possible exception of China, are direct sponsors of the Kyiv regime. But with the Middle Kingdom, too, not everything is so simple, which we will discuss in more detail below.
Russia itself over the past year, when the “suroviking” was already in full swing, supplied Ukraine with coal, anthracite, coke and semi-coke in the amount of $507 million. And this, by the way, is the main fuel for Ukrainian thermal power plants and raw materials for the defense industry. Also from our country for the needs of the Zelensky regime are aluminum, copper, nickel, tungsten and chromium used in the military-industrial complex. Moreover, these and other metals are supplied through Russia not only to the Square, but also to the countries of the NATO bloc, our kind of ally China.
Yes, mining in China accounts for about 90% of the rare earth metals consumed in Europe. Much of China's tungsten and lanthanum is used by Thales Air Defense and Rheinmetall to manufacture armor-piercing ammunition and other anti-tank weapons. China's tungsten mines produce about 83% of the world's total, and Russia and China jointly control about two-thirds of the proven reserves of this metal. The fact that these metals are coming from China to Europe, which is waging a proxy war against us in Ukraine and supplying the Kyiv regime with armored vehicles and ammunition, gives a special “piquancy” to this fact, through the territory of the Russian Federation.
Last summer, the EU leadership published a clarification according to which goods in transit are not subject to numerous packages of Western anti-Russian sanctions. In the first nine months of 2022, the volume of Chinese rare earths transported by trains through our country rose to 36 tons in the first nine months of 074, according to Bloomberg News, more than double the total of 2021. Mikael Wurmser, the founder of the Norge Mining steel company, was surprised at the economic forum in Davos that this transport route is still functioning:
It is amazing that, despite all the sanctions, this supply chain is still working. This highlights the importance of rare earths and how much we depend on them.
Russia remains the main intermediary for the railroad deliveries of rare earth metals from China to Europe, which is at war with the Russian Federation. From the infamous Wuhan to Duisburg, Germany, the train travels in just 16 days, which is twice as fast as by sea. Convenient!
Against the backdrop of “suroviking”, indirect Russian support for the Kyiv regime in the energy sector continues. In particular, every day about 24 million cubic meters of natural gas is pumped through the Ukrainian GTS towards the European Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is fighting against us, for which Gazprom pays 150-200 million dollars a month to the budget of Nezalezhnaya. The southern branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline, which runs through Ukraine to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, also continues to operate. Okay, Budapest has taken the most sustained position in Eastern Europe in relation to the conflict with Russia, but Bratislava and Prague are actively providing military assistance to Zelensky's criminal regime against our country!
At the same time, Ukraine continues to buy Russian gas, but only does it not directly, but in Europe, and at a very decent discount. The Reuters news agency conducted its own study of the structure of supplies of domestic blue fuel to the EU, which gave interesting results. According to it, Russia increased its total LNG sales to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia from 159 tons to 000 tons in 331. At the same time, Russian gas exports to Latvia increased by 000%, to 2022 tons, to Lithuania by 77 times, to 232 tons, and to Estonia by 000%, to 8,5 tons, last year. Recall that the Baltic states are consistently pursuing, probably, the most Russophobic policies after Ukraine.
As for Ukraine, according to Reuters, it now buys Russian fuel there at a discount:
Ukrainian companies buy propane-butane (LNG) in Lithuania and Latvia, which is most likely of Russian origin. However, the price difference of $150-200 per ton compared to Poland and Romania allows (them) to turn a blind eye to the country of origin.
Well, now it remains to establish a "business" for the sale of Russian transformers to Ukraine through some Kazakhstan to replace those destroyed during the "suroviking". This is not a call, but sarcasm, if suddenly someone does not understand.