This was reported by Reuters, citing traders and data from open sources.

It is claimed that from May 27 to June 15, India bought 6 times more Russian coal than in the same period last year, and 31 times more oil.

In all, India has bought more than $ 330 million worth of Russian coal and more than $ 2.2 billion worth of oil.

At the same time, energy is sold at significant discounts, which can reach 30 percent, traders say.

Transactions are made in Dubai and Singapore, Russian traders accept payment both in dollars and in Indian rupees or dirhams of the United Arab Emirates.

India has not acceded to Western sanctions against Russia and has not condemned aggression against Ukraine, although it has not supported it.

It was reported that the United States, recognizing India's right to buy Russian energy, asked Delhi not to sharply increase supplies.

According to the Center for the Study of Energy and Clean Air (CREA), India, despite growing imports, is still not one of the main importers of Russian energy.

As of early June, it was ranked 9th in terms of supply, after countries such as China, Turkey and South Korea, as well as a number of EU countries.

On June 3, the EU Council officially approved the sixth package of sanctions in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It was decided to abandon the import of Russian oil for six months and the import of petroleum products for eight months.

An exception is provided for the import of crude oil through the pipeline.

Earlier, the EU imposed an embargo on coal supplies from Russia.

Russia's war against Ukraine

  • At 5 am on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbas at the request of the DNR and LNR groups.

    On February 21, during a televised address to the Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions.

    On February 22, the Federation Council ratified the decision.

  • All the days of the war are shelling Ukrainian cities with missiles, flying aircraft.

    Russian troops are attacking, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads.

    Representatives of the Lukashenko regime justify the war, the opposition considers the territory of Belarus occupied and calls for resistance to Russian invaders.

  • On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense was established in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were encouraged to join.

    Belarusians also entered there.

    During the two and a half months of the war, six Belarusian volunteers and soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed at the front: Alexei "Tour" Skobla, Ilya "Litvin" Khrenov, Dmitry "Terror" Apanasovich, Dmitry "Hans" Rubashevsky, Konstantin "Phoenix" Phoenix "Dubaila" and .

  • On March 30, the UN approved the composition of an independent commission to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

    It included people who worked in the conflict in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Contrary to Putin's claims of attacks exclusively on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.

    The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs against civilians.

  • The number of refugees from Ukraine exceeded 5.5 million people.

  • On April 1, Lithuania became the first EU country to completely abandon Russian gas.

    Latvia and Estonia followed suit.

    Germany has promised to completely suspend the use of Russian oil by the end of 2022.

  • On April 2, after the liberation of the city of Bucha near Kiev, photojournalists published dozens of photos showing hundreds of the dead, victims of massacres committed by Russian troops.

    Many are buried in natural mass graves.

    The Russian occupation and Borodyanka brought great destruction.

    A number of rapes, including infants, are also known.

  • In April, the number of missile attacks on Ukraine and air strikes from Belarus decreased, and Russian troops began to leave Belarus.

  • Since the beginning of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 26 media representatives have been killed - 19 journalists and 7 other workers.

  • In May, the Ukrainians launched a counteroffensive in the Slobozhanshchina region, pushing the invaders to their borders.

  • On May 9, the President of the United States signed the Land League Act.

    This law restores the program of the Second World War, which will accelerate the supply of weapons to Ukraine and increase such assistance.

  • On the night of May 17, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar confirmed the start of an operation to rescue Ukrainian servicemen trapped in the territory of "Azovstal".

    According to her, 53 seriously injured people were evacuated from there to the medical institution of occupied Novoazovsk.

    Another 211 people were taken to Alenivka along the humanitarian corridor.

    Russia's Defense Ministry says nearly 1,000 Ukrainian fighters at the plant "surrendered" as of May 18.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has officially registered these fighters as prisoners of war.

  • Independent verification of information about hostilities provided by officials of various parties is not yet possible.

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