Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has added Belgian independent gas system operator Fluxys to the list of international sponsors of war. The company facilitates the export of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The announcement was published on the NACP website.
According to the agency, Fluxys provides its facilities to Yamal LNG, a company with a majority share owned by the Russian gas company Novatek. It belongs to Russian oligarchs Leonid Mikhelson and Gennady Timchenko, members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle.
"At least a third of the Russian budget goes to war. Fluxys services have helped Russia replenish it by 800 million euros this year. For example, this includes eight Su-35 fighters. There can also be 800 Kalibr missiles that will be used to attack Ukraine's energy infrastructure in the winter and kill Ukrainians. These are well-known facts. Fluxys is well aware of this but continues to sponsor Russia's war," said Oleksandr Novikov, Head of the NACP.
Fluxys continued to work with Yamal LNG and Novatek throughout 2022 and into 2023. According to international experts, Russia expects to receive up to €800 million in export tax revenues from the transshipment of LNG in Zeebrugge in 2023.
Earlier, the NACP listed Knauf as an international sponsor of war.