The press service of the defense Ministry
Operating inside the European Union “sanctions” on fuel supply to Syria not relate to the air group of the Russian HQs. This statement, as RIA Novosti reported, was made on Tuesday, November 22, the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov.
The General has reminded that Russia is a member of the EU is not. “Operating inside the European Union intrigue, restrictions and sanctions for the supply of fuel to the Syrian Arab Republic air group VC Russia, to put it mildly, do not touch” — he stressed.
Konashenkov also said that Russia is one of the leading oil producing countries of the world, “so there is no shortage of jet fuel for the Russian space forces, especially when it comes to combating international terrorism, we have not even expected”.
Earlier, Reuters reported, citing sources, that the Russian tankers fall has been supplying Syria with fuel, going at the same time in the Cypriot and Greek ports. Reported, in particular, that after visiting these ports and departure in the direction of Syria and Lebanon, the device can track where the tanker was allegedly disabled.
Sources in European intelligence agencies claim that within one to two weeks in October, the Russian tankers delivered 20 thousand tons of aviation fuel to Syria in the amount of approximately $ 9 million, based on current world prices.
According to two years ago, the EU decision on sanctions prohibited any deliveries of aviation fuel to Syria from the territories belonging to the European Union, regardless of whether this fuel is manufactured in the EU or not.