Russia circumvents sanctions in two ways: legally and illegally.
For example, the illegal means that the Russian Federation supplies oil at low prices, for example, to China and India, where it is processed and delivered to the EU as a legal product.
The director of energy programs of the Razumkov Center, Volodymyr Omelchenko, said this on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.
According to Omelchenko, under the first scheme, certificates for oil loaded from smaller tankers from Novorossiysk or Tuapse to supertankers in the Mediterranean are then revised.
Thus, oil can be labeled not Russian, but Azerbaijani, Kazakh, or Moroccan.
And the illegal scheme consists in the fact that the Russian Federation supplies oil at low prices, for example, to China and India, where it is processed and from where it is delivered to the European Union as a legal product.
"Currently, the largest consumer of Russian oil and petroleum products is Saudi Arabia, which itself produces a lot of oil and petroleum products. It is the largest buyer of Russian petroleum products also under this scheme. The Saudis simply buy from the Russian Federation, and then resell them at a much higher price on world markets." - added the expert.
Despite this, the sanctions are working, and according to the expert, the volume of purchases of supposedly legal oil products in the EU is small.
The speaker insists that such countries should be subject to secondary sanctions.
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