Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says European countries that are still buying Russian oil are trading in blood money. He made the remarks in an interview with the BBC on Thursday.
In an interview, Zelensky complained that European countries continue to buy Russian oil in order to “make money in exchange for other people’s blood.”
President Zelensky specifically mentioned Germany and Hungary.
He accused the two countries of obstructing efforts to impose sanctions on Russian energy. Russia will receive ৬ 328 billion this year from oil and gas sales from the two countries.
There is growing frustration within the Ukrainian leadership over Berlin. Although Germany has supported some sanctions against Russia, it has so far resisted calls for tough action on oil sales. Germany is heavily dependent on Russian oil and gas.
“Some of our friends and partners have realized that times are different now,” Zelensky told the BBC from his control room in Kiev on Thursday. It is no longer a matter of business and money. The matter is associated with life and death. ‘
In an interview with the BBC, President Zelensky reiterated his call for more arms supplies to Ukraine. He says Ukraine is not getting supplies fast enough to repel Russian aggression.