As England was preparing to attack the USSR

Oil — the blood of war. There will be no oil — there will be no opportunity to fight. This postulate applies not only to the German army, but also the army of any country. Not only Germany experiencing difficulties due to the limitations of its strategic oil reserves. Such challenges to the 1939 — 1940 году experienced and the Soviet Union. Especially, if the difficulties would be created artificially.

That is why Britain and France planned to bomb oil fields in Baku, which could eventually paralyze the defense industry and the military of our country. These plans are developed, and their implementation was planned at the time of both Britain and France were at war with Hitler.
Recent plans to attack the Soviet oil fields belong to the June-July 1941.

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