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US accuses China of tacit support for Russian aggression: what happened – UNIAN

Beijing has increased its purchases of Russian oil in recent months

The United States accused China of supporting Russia / photo ua.depositphotos.com

China has been accused of tacit support for the Russian Federation. Beijing buys oil in Russia in large volumes against the backdrop of Western sanctions against Moscow.

This was stated by the US strategic communications coordinator John Kirby.

“I think this is just part of China’s willingness to continue to walk with Russia. We called on China to be a responsible power and join the rest of the world in denouncing what Russia is doing in Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia for it,” Kirby said. .

It is worth noting that after the introduction of a number of restrictions on Russia, the Kremlin began to look for new markets for oil. In this connection, China began to buy Russian “black gold”, but at a big discount. In May alone, Beijing bought record volumes of oil, increasing purchases to $7.47 billion.

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As UNIAN previously reported, on June 1, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that by the end of this year, the European Union would reduce imports of Russian oil by 92%. Macron noted that he does not exclude also embargo on supplies in the EU gas from Russia.

On June 2, US President Joe Biden said that the US and the EU are discussing the possibility of buying Russian oil. at a price below the market.

According to a report from the Center for Energy and Clean Air Studies, Russia earned 93 billion euros from fossil fuel exports in the first 100 days of the war against Ukraine, most went to the EU.

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