Gas emergency, Vladimir Putin blocks supplies for those who introduce the maximum price

Gas emergency, Vladimir Putin blocks supplies for those who introduce the maximum price

Russia will cut off energy supplies to all countries that will introduce a gas price cap. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vladivostok economic forum, reiterating that “it would be an absolutely stupid decision”. “We will not provide anything if it is against our interests,” Putin continued, “no gas, no oil, no coal, no fuel oil, nothing.” “Those who are trying to impose something on us are not in a position to impose their will today, they must come back to reality,” the Kremlin chief said again.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of “using energy as a weapon” after the announcement of the indefinite closure of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, on paper due to maintenance. “They say that Russia uses energy as a weapon. More nonsense! What weapon do we use? We deliver what is expected based on orders,” Putin replied, “Give us a turbine and we will restart Nord Stream tomorrow.” The Russian president also said he was ready to activate Nord Stream 2, “if necessary”.

Source: IL Tempo

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