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An oil pump jack in an oil field near the city of Almetyevsk. (Photo Credit: Yegor Aleyev/TASS)

The British government has imported Russian oil worth 220 million pounds ($ 276 million) since Moscow declared war on Ukraine, according to a new analysis, reports AA. Data released by the global Greenpeace campaign on Wednesday shows that the United Kingdom has imported about 2 million barrels of Russian oil since the start of the war in Ukraine on February 24. “The government of the United Kingdom is no stranger to hypocrisy, but the promise of ‘unwavering support’ to Ukraine, while nearly 2 million barrels of Russian oil have been delivered, is extremely dishonest, even by (Prime Minister) Boris Johnson’s standards,” said Georgia Whitaker, an oil and gas activist. gas in Greenpeace UK. “This war has so far cost at least 2,000 civilians. That’s 2,000 innocent deaths mostly funded by fossil fuels. Despite the growing death toll, the British government has set itself until the end of the year to stop importing bloody Russian oil. ” Greenpeace has set up an automated tracking system for supertankers delivering oil and gas from Russia. A total of eight tankers have delivered shipments of Russian oil to the United Kingdom since late February, with an average of one tanker each week, the organization said. Another tanker with 33,000 tons of Russian diesel is currently anchored off the coast of Lincolnshire. Six shipments to the UK originate in from the Russian ports of Primorsk, Tuapse and Vysotsk, and ended up in five British ports including Merseyside, Essex, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire. As part of its measures against Moscow over the war in Ukraine, the British government banned Russian-flagged vessels from entering the country. Russian fuel, however, can still arrive in the UK despite sanctions, Greenpeace said, urging the British government to impose a “current and genuine ban” on all fuel imports from Russia. “All Russian shipments of fossil fuels that have arrived in the United Kingdom since the start of the war have been imported legally, making the British government’s ban on Russian ships symbolic,” Greenpeace said in a statement. “Sanctions do not work until they are implemented, and another eight months of oil and gas imports is eight months too much. It is clear that we need an explicit and urgent ban on all Russian fossil fuels. “