The powerful words of the Terminator.
Action film legend Arnold Schwarzenegger (74) intervened in the Ukrainian war: “No matter how you look at it, we have blood on our hands because we finance the war.”
The former governor of California said this at an “Austrian world summit” organized by his initiative at a climate summit on Tuesday. He was on video from Toronto.
Schwarzenegger: “The 1,300 missiles that Russia fired on Ukrainian cities in the first two months of the war cost 7.7 billion euros.” That’s a lot. “At the same time, however, Europe has transferred 44 billion euros to Russia for fuel.”
Schwarzenegger’s terrifying record: “Of course,” The Russians are upset that they are losing all their soldiers and their equipment, tanks, planes and all that stuff. “But they could say,” Hey, at least we don’t have to pay for this war. ” for the war. ”
The protagonist of the action film demands: “We must do everything in our power to end our dependence on fossil fuels.” Schwarzenegger has been fighting pollution and climate change for years. Putin’s war of aggression is another reason to end the use of fossil fuels as soon as possible.
Schwarzenegger: “We have to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Failure is out of the question here. ”
93 billion for Putin’s war
According to one analysis, in the first hundred days of its war against Ukraine, Russia earned 93 billion euros in fossil fuel export revenues. According to a report published on Monday by the Finnish Center for Energy and Clean Air Research (CREA), the EU is still by far the largest consumer of Russian gas and oil.
According to CREA, the EU accounted for 61 percent of Russia’s fossil exports between February 24 and June 3. Among the individual countries, the most important customer was China with 12.6 billion euros, followed by Germany with 12.1 billion and Italy with 7.8 billion euros.
Russia’s revenue comes primarily from the sale of oil for 46 billion euros, followed by gas in the pipeline for 24 billion euros. The rest of the revenue comes from the sale of petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and possibly coal.