Since his visit to Zelensky, he increased the purchase of gas from Russia by 62%

This is how Sánchez finances Putin's invasion while denying heavy weapons to Ukraine

Is Pedro Sánchez doing everything possible so that Ukraine loses the war against the Russian invader? The facts answer that question.

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Sánchez promised Zelenski "all the help that is in our hands"

On April 21, during his visit to the Ukrainian president in kyiv, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, affirmed his "full support for Ukraine" and promised "all the help that is in our hands". The president of the Spanish government is known to be a compulsive liar, and that solemn promise was yet another of his lies.

Spain is one of the allied countries that has sent the least military aid to Ukraine

As the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) exposed in June, Spain is one of the NATO countries that has sent the least military aid to Ukraine. Even less than that sent by small countries like Luxembourg and Estonia. That little willingness to help Ukraine was confirmed on August 2 when Sánchez's government confirmed that it would not send Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine, after two months of spreading confusing information about it. To date, Spain is one of the few large NATO countries that has not sent heavy weapons to Ukraine.

The Spanish government has increased the purchase of Russian gas by 62% since April

But as usual with Sánchez, he not only lied to Ukraine, but he is doing the opposite of what he promised in Kiev. And it is that while the Spanish government lets time pass without sending heavy weapons to Ukraine, it is simultaneously increasing the purchase of Russian gas, thus helping Putin to finance his aggression against Ukraine.

On June 12 we have already dealt with this issue here, reviewing the figures from Enagás, the company that performs the function of technical manager of the gas system in Spain, on the importation of gas by Spain. Well then: Enagás has today published its statistical bulletin for July 2022 (see PDF). On page 10, Russia appears as the third largest supplier of gas to Spain, with 14.5% of the total, only surpassed by Algeria (23.3%) and the United States (23.2 %). During the past month, Spain imported 5,317 GWh of Russian gas, which is 62.2% more than in April (see PDF), when Spain imported 3,278 GWh from Russia.

In June, Spain increased the import of Russian gas by 161.5%

All in all, the highest number of imports of Russian gas by Spain occurred in junio (see PDF), with 8,752 GWh, 161.5% more than in April. It should be noted that the import of Russian gas by Spain has not been reduced for a single month compared to April after that meeting between Sánchez and Zelenski, since in May (see PDF) Spain imported 3,289 GWh from Russia, a slight increase compared to the previous month.

In the Sánchez government, he lies saying that he has a "low dependence on Russian gas"

In addition, the government of Pedro Sánchez not only increases the purchase of gas from Russia but also lies about it. In his recent Royal Decree-Law 14/2022 on energy saving measures, approved on August 1, the government The Spanish stated: "While a cessation of imports of Russian gas could generate gas shortages in a good part of the Member States, Spain has a high security of supply, as a result of the low dependence on Russian gas ".

Sánchez's cabinet has put that in writing in a decree as he increases imports of Russian gas, thereby helping Putin finance his invasion of Ukraine. A cocktail of lies and cynicism to hide favors for Russia from the Spanish government, one of whose partners, Podemos, was described as a "pro-Russian party" by the Russian pro-government daily in 2014, due to its constant alignment with the Kremlin's foreign policy.


Photo: La Moncloa. Pedro Sánchez with Volodímir Zelenski during the visit of the President of the Government of Spain to Ukraine on April 21, 2022.

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