In one of his latest interviews, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy once again accused countries of indirectly helping the Russian military machine.
On Thursday, BBC posted an interview with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the President of Ukraine, in which he talked about the current situation of the ongoing military conflict that started between Russia and Ukraine with an invasion by the Russian military back in late February.
The conflict has since become increasingly brutal, and news has surfaced about several incidents of sexual violence and directly killing civilians and prisoners of war,
which are considered to be war crimes according to the Geneva Convention agreed upon in 1949, following the brutalities of WWII.
Many people have made connections between some of the atrocities that have surfaced in the conflict between Ukrainians and the Russian military and those that were committed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
In his latest interview, the Ukrainian President singled out Germany and Hungary, accusing them of indirectly supporting the Russian military machine by not backing the embargo on energy sales from Russian sources. Zelenskiy said that with these deals, Russia will make approximately £250 billion (~ €302 billion) this year.
BBC interviewed Zelenskiy on Thursday in Ukraine, in the President’s situation room in Kyiv, where he told his interviewers the following:
“Some of our friends and partners understand that it is a different time now, that it is no longer an issue of business and money. That it is an issue of survival. The United States, the United Kingdom, some European countries – they are trying to help and are helping. But still we need it sooner, sooner and faster. The key word is now.”
To the interviewer’s question of how Ukraine has been dealing with the fact that they only received a total of 1 billion dollars since the war started considering the fact that Europe “gives” the same amount to Russia every day, Volodomy Zelenskiy answered that
“we do not understand how you can make money from blood. Unfortunately, this is what some countries have been doing. European countries”.
Due to the war, the North Sea Brent oil costs significantly more, which is economically beneficial to Hungarian MOL, which mainly refines Russian oil, not necessarily by choice but by geographical location and infrastructure. Nonetheless,
this difference can make MOL 3.5 billion forints (€9.2 million) daily.
Source: bbc.com, vg.hu, neste.com