Russia exported 5,565,874 tons of crude oil through its Black Sea ports in March 2023.

Andrii Klymenko, the head of a monitoring team at the Black Sea Strategic Research Institute, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports

According to him, this is the absolute monthly record for shipments of Russian crude oil through Black Sea ports.

Klymenko said that 91.4% of this crude oil was exported to countries in Asia, Africa, etc. and only 476,449 tons to the European Union.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the number of violations of the European Union’s embargo on the maritime import of Russian crude oil through Black Sea ports reduced in February and March this year. There were no deliveries of Russian crude oil directly to ports in the European Union in March 2023, unlike the two preceding months. For now, the volume of delivery of crude oil from the Black Sea to the Laconian Gulf in Greece for offshore transshipment remains somewhat reduced.

As reported earlier, India recently expressed its willingness to purchase even more Russian crude oil. In addition, large volumes of Russian crude oil are being transferred onto Chinese tankers.