Germany considers abandoning gas transit through Belarus

Europe, through the lips of its leaders, continues to talk about possible sanctions against Minsk. It is all the fault of the arrest by the Belarusian security forces on May 23 of the former editor-in-chief of the telegram channel Nexta Roman Protasevich on board a Ryanair aircraft, forcibly landed at the airport of the Belarusian capital.

After the meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Lisbon, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas noted that the EU may in the future impose sanctions on the transit of gas from Belarus coming through Poland to Germany and other European countries.

This issue was also partially considered here, but this is rather a medium- and long-term topic.

- the minister noted.

Earlier, the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell also mentioned the probable refusal of the Belarusian transit. He stressed the need for economic measures against Minsk, which may be expressed in the refusal to supply potash fertilizers and gas from the Republic of Belarus purchased from Russia.

Meanwhile, about 33 billion cubic meters of "blue fuel" are transported to European countries through Belarus every year. However, according to Aleksey Grivach, deputy director of the National Energy Security Fund (NESF), the EU countries, rather than Belarus, will receive the greatest damage from the cessation of gas supplies.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 28 May 2021 17: 25
    Sitting in a dungeon crude A. Navalny and looking at the monitor of the note thinks bitter thought.
    Well, how is it, until recently I was poor, sick, wretched, and now some kind of, you know, Protasevich ... sad
  2. Yes, let them refuse - we will cover them with liquid gas!
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 29 May 2021 07: 58
    That is, the transit through Poland will also be covered with a copper basin?
  4. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 29 May 2021 22: 30
    Thus, the following things are sounded:
    - SP-2 will be completed
    - the transit of gas through Poland is closed (this affects not so much the economy of Belarus, as it does in Poland)
    - the emphasis in the energy policy of the Federal Republic of Germany is indicated - to exclude as much as possible intermediaries in the energy supply chain. So it is worth considering for Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
  5. vik669 Offline vik669
    vik669 (vik669) 30 May 2021 15: 34
    V.Putin stated that the Germans and "must go to Siberia for firewood." "You have no firewood either."