Payments to Russia for fossil fuels by the EU since the beginning of the war in Ukraine – live dashboard
Researchers from CREA have created an online dashboard that displays real-time data about money the European Union paid to Russia for fossil fuels since its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
You can see the total amount of the payments made and the split amounts for oil, fossil gas, and coal. These figures are changing every minute, and the amount is increasing rapidly.
Why is it interesting
The European Union has condemned the war in Ukraine and imposed harsh sanctions against Russia, which have a significant negative impact on the aggressor’s economy. At the same time, individual EU member states continue to buy Russian fossil fuels in huge quantities, which makes these sanctions not so crucial for Russia to stop killing Ukrainians.
At the time of writing, the EU had already paid over €19 billion for Russian fossil fuels, oil, and gas in the last 41 days. This is a significant amount of money that may then be spent to fuel the ongoing war in Ukraine, which suffers from shelling, bombing, and massacres of civilians, including women, children, and elderly people raped and tortured to death by Russian soldiers.
You can find out more about so-called Bucha Massacre in our article below.
Europe must completely ban the purchase of Russian natural resources to make it impossible to continue financing the war against Ukraine.
Who made it
CREA is an independent research organization focused on revealing the trends, causes, and health impacts, as well as the solutions to air pollution.
The team uses scientific data, research, and evidence to support the efforts of governments, companies, and campaigning organizations worldwide in their efforts to move towards clean energy and clean air.