Russia has taken control of Ukrainian mineral deposits worth at least $12.4 trillion. Such data was presented by The Washington Post.
The analysis was carried out at the request of the newspaper by the Canadian company SecDev, which specializes in assessing geopolitical risks, the publication notes. According to the estimates of this company, combustible, ore and metal deposits are located in areas controlled by the RF Armed Forces.
We are talking about “nearly half” the price of resources at “2,209 deposits that were studied by the company,” the article says. Thus, Ukraine lost 63% of coal deposits, 11% of oil deposits, 20% of natural gas deposits, as well as 42% of metal deposits and 33% of deposits of rare earth elements and other important minerals, including lithium.
It is indicated that part of these resources went to Russia after the reunification of Crimea with it in 2014.