The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Alexander Nóvak, cree that the energy crisis could repeat itself, as expressed this Saturday in an interview with the Rossíia 1 television channel.
“We are willing to talk. The president has also spoken about it. We are ready to talk to our European partners, and it is not just about the current gas season. It is possible that this situation will be repeated, “said the senior official, adding that currently Europe it lacks about 25,000 million cubic meters of gas and that you need to take action.
Likewise, Nóvak stressed that Russia is capable supply more gas to Europe. “We have capabilities to execute contracts if there are additional offers. Certainly, additional participation could be considered,” he said.
The deputy prime minister noted that Moscow fulfills its obligations in accordance with the signed contracts and recalled that “increased shipments to world markets by 15% compared to last year. ”
Asked about senior EU officials who have declared that Europe could reject Russian gas supplies, Nóvak said that “politicians can say what they want, but the economy is going to come out anyway“.
- Today, Europe faces a gas shortage, with consequent price increases, which has already affected the whole world. The high cost of gas in Europe became apparent as early as the first half of 2021, when European countries depleted their gas reserves after a relatively cold winter season.
- Also, speculation arose that Russia could allegedly manipulate gas prices. However, Moscow refuted all the allegations and expressed its willingness to help Europe overcome this crisis. “We are ready to help Europe overcome this crisis, but Europe must admit the need to take steps on its part,” stressed Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
- This week, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said there is no evidence that Moscow is manipulating the gas market to raise prices. Likewise, the senior official confirmed that “Russia is honoring its gas supply contracts“.
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