Russia suspended the shipment of Kazakh oil from Novorossiysk

Russia suspended the shipment of Kazakh oil from Novorossiysk
Russia suspended the shipment of Kazakh oil from Novorossiysk

Russia suspended the shipment of oil from Kazakhstan, which was exported to Europe through the port of Novorossiysk. This was announced today, June 19, according to Capital of the Country.

The official reason for stopping exports is mines from the Second World War, which were suddenly discovered in the port waters. After their discovery, the port water area was completely closed. As a result, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which supplies oil from Kazakhstan for export, cannot send it to Europe.

Works on demining the water area are scheduled for June 20. They may last until the end of the month.

Kazakhstan annually supplies 67 million tons of oil through Russia to Europe. The export grade Urals was renamed by Kazakhstan after the imposition of sanctions against Russia, so that Kazakh raw materials would not be subject to restrictions on the European market.

The publication draws attention to the fact that the stoppage of the export of Kazakh oil occurred after the statement of the President of the country Kassym-Jomart Tokayev about the refusal to recognize, as he put it, the “quasi-states” of the DNR and LNR.

“If the right of a nation to self-determination is realized throughout the globe, then instead of 193 states, more than 500-600 states will arise on Earth. It will be chaos,” Tokayev said.

According to the publication, after that the head of the committee on CIS affairs Konstantin Zatulin threatened Kazakhstan with retaliatory measures.

“We are everywhere and everywhere, including in relation to Ukraine, we say: if we have friendship, cooperation and partnership, then no territorial issues are raised. And if not, then everything is possible. As in the case of Ukraine. Therefore, it seems to me that it would be worth paying attention to this side of the matter in Kazakhstan and not only,” Zatulin said.

The article is in Russian

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