Fossil fuel imports from Russia to South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan in the first five months of the invasion of Ukraine

This briefing assesses fossil fuel imports from Russia to three East Asian democracies, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, that have expressed support for Ukraine in its struggle for independence and survival. Fossil fuels are a key enabler of Russia’s military buildup and aggression, and phasing out imports of fossil fuels from Russia is one of the most important steps that countries can take.