Russia seized the territory of Ukraine with minerals worth more than 12 trillion dollars
- Russia seized the territory of Ukraine with minerals worth more than 12 trillion dollars
Russia captured the territory of Ukraine over 60% of coal deposits, 11% of oil and 20% of gas, as well as over 40% of metal deposits.
An analysis by Canadian geopolitical firm SecDev shows that much of the coal deposits that provided Ukraine's critical steel industry for decades have ended up in Russian hands. Published by the Washington Post.
The total amount that Russia received by seizing Ukrainian mineral deposits from the occupied territories of Ukraine is $12 trillion. This is more than 60% of coal deposits, 11% of oil and 20% of gas, as well as more than 40% of deposits of metals, 33% of deposits of rare earth and other important minerals, including lithium, specifies the Washington Post.
Some of these deposits were captured back in 2014.
The Washington Post emphasizes that it is critical for Ukraine to return the occupied territory, as Ukraine will lose access to almost two-thirds of its deposits, including storage facilities for natural gas, oil and rare earth minerals.
The amount of damage is approximate, since deposits may not be known in the temporarily occupied territories.