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Part of fuel for Danish aviation may come from Russia - Media

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Part of the fuel used by the Danish Air Force planes likely originates from Russia, according to Ekstra Bladet.

Journalists suggested that nearly 2 million liters of aviation fuel purchased for the Danish Air Force could have Russian origin, although it was formally acquired from non-Russian sellers.

Several documents obtained by the publication indicate that suppliers procured part of the fuel at Istanbul Airport from the Turkish company BP. Data from the analytical company Datadesk suggest that this company trades with Indian Nayara Energy, in which Rosneft has ownership. Additionally, it's known that over 50% of all fuel imports to Turkey come from Russia.

Journalists also found that the Danish military did not conduct detailed investigations into the origin of the fuel.

However, since May 2022, the procurement agency FMI has required suppliers to certify compliance with Western sanctions.

Formally, FMI can request fuel origin certificates from suppliers, but since most of the fuel passes through Danish refineries, they could indicate it as the source of origin.

In response to an inquiry, FMI effectively acknowledged that they cannot ascertain whether any portion of the fuel passed through a company in India that Rosneft owns.

Russia continues to circumvent sanctions

Recently, Politico reported that despite sanctions on Russian oil, the aggressor country earned 1 billion euros from fuel purchases by the European Union in 2023.

Media also reported that the Italian company Beretta still imports firearms to Russia through its subsidiary and companies associated with arms dealer Mikhail Khubutiya.

In the Czechia, it was stated that Russian intelligence services remain active in Europe, assisting in circumventing European Union sanctions.