Amid Russia-Ukraine war, Europe’s imports of Russian gas increase by 42%.

Russia has shelled several Civilian infrastructure since the beginning of war
Russia has shelled several Civilian infrastructure since the beginning of war

Russian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports into the European Union increased by 42 percent between January and October compared to the same time last year, according to the Financial Times. According to the research, EU imports of natural gas have increased from 17.8 billion cubic metres last year to 62.1 billion cubic metres this year.

According to the report, the top four importers are the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Spain. It was also noted that the Yamal LNG joint venture supplies the majority of the Russian LNG. The Chinese state fund, France’s Total, China’s CNPC, and Russia’s Novatek are the other main shareholders.

EU has asserted that it will lessen its on on Russian energy ever since the invasion. The substantial rise in imports, on the other hand, implies that Europe is not keeping its promise to the rest of the  world.

Gabrielius Landsbergis, the foreign minister of Lithuania, recently urged NATO partners to transfer main battle tanks as quickly as possible to Ukraine since Ukrainian forces might use them to “reverse the situation” there right now.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine and its allies must “ensure justice after this war in the same manner as it was done after World War II” and have called for the establishment of a special tribunal to hold Russia’s top political and military figures accountable for the invasion of Ukraine.