Blood Oil: Russia’s export of petroleum products from the ports of the Black and Azov Seas in May 2022 (1). Russian crude oil

22 June 2022
From 1 to 31 May 2022, the total amount of Russian oil and petroleum products exported from Russian ports on the Black and Azov Seas amounted to at least 13,995,558 tons. Compared to April 2022, there was an increase of 27.5% or 3 million tons.

Russia's threats to strike at "decision-making centres": History, chronology, conclusions, and forecasts

17 June 2022
On 13 April 2022, the Russian Defence Ministry called “the strikes on Russian territories along the state border with Ukraine and sabotage operations in Russian border areas” the reason for striking at decision-making centres. Russian media immediately clarified: “It is not difficult to guess what decision-making centres we are talking about. This is the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence, and the General Staff of the country.”

Crimea Under Occupation


Occupied Crimea. Exports and Imports / 2014-2021

23 November 2021
In 2013, foreign exports from the Crimean Peninsula amounted to 904.9 million dollars, and foreign imports totalled 1.044 billion dollars; Sevastopol’s exports and imports were valued at 99.8 million dollars and 106.9 million dollars, respectively. Thus, in 2020, exports from Crimea decreased by 26.7 times in dollar terms compared to 2013, the last pre-war year, and exports from Sevastopol dropped by 21,2 times. The decline in imports over the same period was by 25.4 times in Crimea and by 21.4 times in Sevastopol.