Putin warns Belarus: threats to cut gas to the EU may deteriorate their relationship

  • The president of Russia shows his dissatisfaction with Lukashenko’s warnings and assures that Moscow will maintain its gas supply to Europe

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has warned this Saturday to his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, that their threats to cut off the gas a Europe as a measure of pressure in full migration crisis could be counterproductive towards your relationship with Moscow.

Lukashenko threatened on Thursday to cut gas transit to the countries of the European Union (EU) in case the block announces new sanctions, at the same time that it has ordered to supervise the “movements of troops” of the OTAN and Poland on the border.

In response, Putin has indicated that this measure “would cause great harm to the energy sector of Europe, and would not contribute to the development of our relations with Belarus, “he said in an interview with Rossiya 1.

Russia will keep gas to the EU

In any case, the Kremlin He assured this Friday that the country will continue to fulfill its commitments to supply gas to Europe despite the threats of the Belarusian president.

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“Russia has been, is and will be a country that fulfills all the commitments aimed at ensuring that European consumers receive gas, the commitments of the signed contracts,” said the Kremlin spokesman, Dimitri Peskov, during a press conference.

“There is no reason to doubt the reliability of Russia as a supplier and as a partner of the current agreements and future contracts,” Peskov stressed, as reported by the Russian news agency Sputnik.


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