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Will Russia completely stop gas supplies to Europe?  The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns

Will Russia completely stop gas supplies to Europe? The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns

  • The International Energy Agency urges Europe to be prepared to completely cut off gas supplies to Russia
  • Decisions of some European governments to generate power using coal-fired power plants can be justified
  • Last year, the International Energy Agency publicly accused the Kremlin of manipulating gas supplies to Europe

International Energy Agency (International Energy Agency) urges Europe to prepare for Complete cut off gas supplies from Russia. According to International Energy Agency Director Fatih Birol, this must be done immediately.

In the Financial Times on Wednesday, Birol stressed protection against energy shortages. In his opinion, after Karim closed the gas tap European governments should continue to use nuclear power plantsand “take other emergency measures.”

He pointed out that the decisions of some European governments to produce more energy with the help Coal power plants It is justified despite concerns about increased carbon dioxide emissions.

The head of the International Energy Agency believes that the recent decision by Russia to limit gas supplies to European countries portends further reductions, as Moscow uses this tool as pressure on Europe.

Europe must be ready in case Russian gas is completely cut off – Birol says and added that As winter approaches, Russia’s intentions become clearer.

“The cuts are aimed at preventing the filling of European warehouses and thus increasing pressure from Russia during the winter months,” the agency director noted.

The Financial Times mentions it Last year, the International Energy Agency publicly accused the Kremlin of manipulating gas supplies to Europe in preparation for the invasion of Ukraine.

Efforts by EU governments to become independent from Russian gas are already bearing fruit. The newspaper cites data from the consulting firm ICIS that Europe has reduced its dependence on Russian gas from 40 to 20 percent of total supplies since the invasion of Ukraine.

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