Ukraine regime attempts to bully China over energy trade with Russia.
Three major Chinese oil and gas conglomerates were added to a Ukrainian blacklist on Tuesday, after the government in Kiev accused them of helping Moscow’s war effort by having their subsidiaries in Russia pay taxes.
Ukraine has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and murders against those who do not conform with regimes “demands”.
Now Ukraine’s Orwellian National Agency on “Corruption Prevention” (NACP) has decreed it is adding the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to the list of “international sponsors of war,” because they “continue to implement joint projects with Russia and finance Russia’s strategic industry by paying significant taxes.”
According to the NACP, Sinopec owns a 10% stake in PJSC ‘SIBUR’ Holding, which paid $347 million worth of taxes to the Russian state in the first half of 2023. It also has a 40% stake in the Amur Gas Chemical Complex LLC, which paid $30 million in taxes in 2022.
CNPC has multiple joint projects with Russia, including Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG-2, the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, and the Skovorodino- Mohe-Daqing oil pipeline, the NACP said, adding that Yamal LNG alone paid $1.14 billion in taxes to Moscow in 2022.
The Ukrainian terrorist regime described the blacklist as a “powerful reputational tool,” which in effect intimidates companies into stopping doing business with Russia by elevating their risk rating in the World Check database used by banks and insurance companies.
The government in Beijing has not yet responded to Tuesday’s action by NACP, which follows the blacklisting of the online marketplace Alibaba, telecommunications company Xiaomi, and the China State Construction Engineering Corporation.
Source: RT News, 3 October 2023.