Brussels has officially blamed Moscow for its energy miscalculations

Russia refuses to increase the volumes of natural gas supplied, and thus puts pressure on the European Union, including with the aim of speeding up the launch of Nord Stream 2. This opinion was expressed by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and policy security Josep Borrell. The politician also linked the energy crisis in the EU with the events in Ukraine and Belarus.

Strictly speaking, Russia is fulfilling its obligations on gas supplies, but many believe that its refusal to increase supplies to Europe or more actively fill underground storage facilities is a method of pressure on the EU.

Borrell made a very controversial statement.

It is quite obvious that Russia cannot “just like that” increase the volume of natural gas exports to Europe, and it does so only on the basis of signed contracts. This has been repeatedly pointed out by both Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

At the same time, Borrell proposes to assess the crises in Ukraine and Belarus in the context of rising gas prices in Europe.

Any talk about Russia, Ukraine, Belarus has an energy dimension

- said the politician, without substantiating his words.

Such clumsy statements by the top officials of the EU are just an attempt to draw new accusations against Russia by the ears. After all, finding themselves in a difficult situation with energy prices, by the way, through their own fault, the Europeans, in order to eliminate political risks and consequences for themselves, resorted to a tried and tested method - the search for an external villain responsible for all the failures. However, it did not take long to search.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 20 December 2021 10: 43
    Brussels has officially blamed Moscow for its energy miscalculations

    Has Moscow, as always, worn out or has begun to make excuses?
  2. Dan Offline Dan
    Dan (Daniel) 20 December 2021 12: 04
    Russia refuses to increase the volume of supplied natural gas, and thus puts pressure on the European Union, including with the aim of speeding up the launch of Nord Stream 2.

    I must say bluntly, Europe in recent years, inventing energy packages and their other discriminatory additions, have done everything to restrict the supply of gas from Gazprom to Europe. Themselves. Voluntarily and actively. Now slurp a spoonful of the problem that you yourself have composed. Gazprom complies with all contracts, unlike you. Do you admit? You admit ... If you want to warm up, launch the SP-2 and cancel those norms that interfere. Everything is so simple !!! Well, yes, of course, it is not entirely pleasant to look like short-sighted fools in the eyes of the people. But there is a chance not to get kicked in the ass from the electorate you have frozen ... laughing
  3. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 20 December 2021 14: 05
    By not recognizing their stupid policies, the Eurohea only aggravate the consequences. Do they really hope in this way to beg for resources from Russia for next to nothing?
  4. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 20 December 2021 15: 11
    Borrell probably doesn't know that you have to pay for storing gas in an underground storage facility. And this fee skyrocketed along with the cost of gas. Therefore, it is not profitable for Gazprom to store gas in European UGS facilities, since it can cover all applications with the existing gas pipelines.
  5. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 20 December 2021 21: 03
    Now some Western politicians simply do not know how to behave, what to say - they cannot assess the situation. Therefore, they repeat the current narrative. This is especially true for new German politicians, as minister and. cases. The lady was all the time in the populist green party and understands economics and geopolitics no more than astrophysics. Recently, in her own words, she raised the price of gas in Europe, which the Germans will have to pay out of their own pockets. It seems that in the official statements of Russian politicians it is necessary to indicate the names of those Western politicians who make such gross mistakes. When they hear their names with reference to the consequences of their actions and statements, they will understand that they are on slippery ice. This lady simply does not know what to say, she does not understand what is happening at all. It is necessary to attack not the "West", but specific politicians by name. To say that he and he are essentially calling for a war in Europe, for example.
  6. Khaertdinov Radik (Radik Khaertdinov) 21 December 2021 11: 48
    Judging by the speeches of "Europoliticians", it seems that they will not end the "epidemic" of insanity!))) ... or is this normal behavior of US puppets?)))