totally croak if Moscow torpedoed key oil ports in the Netherlands which met
almost the entire energy requirement of the European Continent said a former
Russian Military leader
a state Duma politician and former deputy commander of Russia’s southern
military district, said on a panel discussion on the Russia-1 channel that
Europe’s oil supply could be targeted as the war in Ukraine continues according
to media reports.
Around 40 per cent of the crude oil for Europe is
imported and processed by the Netherlands, with Rotterdam importing 95 to 100 million tons of crude every
year to be refined.
Oil tankers are
the main source of transport for the resource, and are unloaded at terminals in
the Europoort and on the Maasvlakte
Europe would be “nuts” to think it is “invincible”
In the panel
discussions, Gurulyov said Europe would be “nuts” to think it is “invincible”,
theorizing exactly how Russia could target Europe. “When I was looking at
Europe’s vulnerable spots or critically important objects, militarily speaking,
I can tell you the following,” he said.
“No less than 40
per cent of crude oil is imported and processed by the Netherlands in its
coastal areas. “It’s such a small spot that it would be hard to miss.
Russian military leader said the main supply chain is via oil tanker, we don’t
even need a missile, a torpedo will do it especially if it’s docked at port, it
will burn along with all of the port’s infrastructure. Europe will not only
freeze, but totally croak.”
The global oil trade has been completely upended by the
war in Ukraine.
have hit Russia’s economy hard and new measures announced by the G7 on June
27th – including a proposal to cap the price of Russian oil – are aimed at
further depriving the Kremlin of much-needed revenues.