The Washington Post published an article and attached a map showing Ukraine's mineral deposits. According to the materials, since 2014, Russia has been able to seriously enrich itself by capturing part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Now, the aggressor country continues to attack only those territories where there is a large amount of natural gas, coal, oil, and metals.
According to a US publisher, the Russian Federation selected Donbas and 60% of Ukraine’s coal fields in 2014 and 2022. The occupiers are also trying to enrich themselves with stolen natural gas. It is located in the occupied Luhansk region and the annexed peninsula of Crimea and accounts for 20% of all Ukrainian deposits. The Russian army continues to attack the Kharkiv region also because of the presence of a large number of gas sources.
40% of metal deposits were captured by the armed forces of the Russian Federation also during the war of 2014 and 2022. The aggressor seized most of the springs in the Donetsk region. During the start of the full-scale war against Ukraine, some deposits in the Zaporizhzhya region were also seized.
Russian oil resources can not steal from Ukraine yet, as all sources are in Poltava, liberated Sumy, and Chernihiv regions.
All calculations are presented by The Washington Post. The publication also recalls that Ukraine has become the world’s largest deposit of titanium and iron ore, lithium, and coal. Together they cost tens of trillions of dollars.