Pakistan’s Delay In Importing Russian Oil Coincides With Reports About Islamabad Arming Kiev

While Russia is keeping its energy-related ties with Pakistan separate from whatever growing differences they might have behind the scenes over Ukraine, its non-traditional South Asian partner is unofficially linking the two, likely due to the US’ influence.

The Express Tribune published a piece on Tuesday titled “Russia frustrated with Pakistan”. It was subtitled “Delay in establishing new SPV company becomes roadblock to oil import”, which is purportedly the reason behind the latest troubles in their ties. According to them, “Pakistan had agreed to import one cargo of crude oil from Russia next month, but due to the delay in setting up the [Special Purpose Vehicle], the first shipment was now expected to arrive in May.”

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