Russia ready to help ease Europe’s energy crisis – Lavrov
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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is ready to support Europe in recovering from the continent’s current energy crisis.
“I would like to remind once again that (Russian gas industry giant) Gazprom continues to supply gas to Europe under long-term contracts,” Lavrov said in an online meeting with representatives of the European Trade Union in Russia on Friday. Is.
Gazprom continues to fully fulfill all its obligations, Xinhua news agency quoted the minister as saying.
He believes that the European Commission and the US are directly responsible for the current tensions between Russia and Europe over energy supplies.
Lavrov said the European Commission has retroactively increased the legal requirements for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, leaving it operating at only 50 percent capacity.
The same could happen with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, he said.
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First Published : 09 Oct 2021, 01:00:01 PM