Russia sends message to European citizens about exorbitant electricity bills

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that Russia is capable of ensuring energy security in Europe, in addition to avoiding exorbitant energy bills for EU citizens.

“We absolutely reject any direct hints or statements that the Russian side is using gas or oil as a weapon of political pressure. This is not true. Russia is fulfilling all its obligations, and Russia is still able to ensure full energy security in Europe. Russia is capable,” Peskov told reporters on Friday, of ensuring that there are no exorbitant electricity and heating bills in Europe that taxpayers in European countries receive.

Peskov also noted that the return of Siemens turbines from Canada will increase the supply of natural gas from Russia to Germany via Nord Stream, a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

Earlier, the Russian company Gazprom significantly reduced the flow of gas to Europe via Nord Stream 1 for technical reasons due to the inability to return turbines from Canada after they were serviced there.

Since only 40% of the Nord Stream gas pipeline has been pumped, it is doubtful that the goal of filling Germany’s gas storage facilities will be reached by next winter.

Source: RIA Novosti + Prime

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