Lithuania adopted a law banning Russian gas imports

The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning Russian gas imports as part of Vilnius’ efforts to reduce its dependence on Russia for energy.

Under the new law, no country “posing a threat to national security” can use the Lithuanian natural gas transportation system or the Lithuanian LNG terminal.

However, in exchange, the law allows Russian companies to use the Lithuanian infrastructure to transport gas to Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic coast.

It is worth noting that in the spring, Lithuania stopped buying Russian gas, which it imported through pipelines or through a gas station for liquefied natural gas, against the background of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

Source: AFP.

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