Ukrainians struggle daily not only for the preservation of their territory but also for the European and democratic values of the civilized world. At this time, some European countries continue to sponsor Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. They do so secretly, publicly condemning Russia’s illegal actions and demanding their isolation.
Advisor to the head of the office of the president of Ukraine Mykhailo Podoliak on Twitter said that Russia receives more than €1 billion daily. This is due to Russian gas and oil purchases.
"The third month of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is coming to an end. Europe continues to send a billion euros per day to Moscow, buying oil and gas. Russia continues to kill children, rape women, and destroy cities. Ukrainians continue to defend European borders and democratic civilization. Conclude," wrote the Ukrainian politician.
Financial Times reports that immediately 4 countries agreed to pay for Russia’s services in rubles. At the end of the first month of the war, the Russian dictator passed a law on accepting payments for oil and gas in rubles. European Union countries refused to do so. But four countries try to circumvent laws and play on two fronts.
One might guess that wealthy countries are bypassing restrictions and sanctions, but they could easily solve the problem of fuel imports. However, people do not want to give up comfort in favor of temporary discomfort and independence from the aggressor country. At this time, less influential and wealthy countries are prepared to give up gas and oil to Russian assassins in advance.