According to him, the EU countries daily transfer $200 million to Russia for gas, despite "sanctions, loud statements and embargo promises."

“Thanks to the surge in prices, Russia should receive $100 billion for gas delivered to Europe this year, almost double what it was in the past, when prices were already high,” Colin writes.

He also stated that these figures do not include receipts from the supply of oil, coal and other raw materials.

According to Alexander Shirov, director of the Institute for National Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it is currently technically difficult for Europe to refuse to import Russian energy resources.

Leading expert of the National Energy Security Fund, lecturer at the Financial University under the Government of Russia Igor Yushkov, in an interview with the Economics Today, commented on the situation with energy supplies to the EU.