A European response to Moscow is being prepared, Layen warns


Coordinated response are prepared by Brussels in Moscow after interruption of the flow of Russian gas to Bulgaria and Poland.

Its president European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen He stressed that Europe is ready to respond to Russia’s blackmail with natural gas.

“Europeans can count on us remaining united and in solidarity with the affected Member States”emphasizes the President of the Commission.

Russian gas end in Poland and Bulgaria

THE Russian energy giant Gazprom announced today that it suspended them gas deliveries in Bulgaria and Poland because these two countries did not pay in rubles, but clarified that continues to supply gas to Europe through the Of Ukraine on demand.

Poland and Bulgaria are the first two countries to cut off Russian gas supplies after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

“Gazprom has completely suspended gas supplies to Bulgargaz (Bulgaria) and PGNiG (Poland) due to non-payment of ruble payments”pointed out the Russian company.

At the same time, he warned that the natural gas in Germanythe Hungary and Serbia which passes through it Poland and her Of Bulgaria in case of unauthorized detention by Warsaw and Sofia.

“Bulgaria and Poland are transit countries. In the event of unauthorized withholding of Russian gas passing through third countries, the quantities passing through will be reduced proportionately. “stressed Gazprom.

THE Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on countries it describes as “unfriendly” to agree to a plan to open accounts with Gazprombank for payments for Russian gas, with the latter undertaking to convert the currency into rubles.

“Payments for gas deliveries after April 1 should be made in rubles using new payment information that the parties have been informed of in a timely manner,” Gazprom said today.

“Alarm” in Greece as well – Extraordinary meeting under the Prime Minister

The energy adequacy of Greece but also the wider effects caused by decisions of Russia to interrupt gas flow to Bulgaria and Polandwill be in the spotlight meeting to be held on 15.30 in the afternoon at Maximos Palace under the Prime Minister Kyriako Mitsotaki.

Mr. Mitsotakis contacted him by phone this morning His Bulgarian counterpart, Kiril Petkov on the issue and told him that Greece will assist Bulgaria to deal with new situation caused for the country by the Russian decisions in energy sector.

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