In Europe, they found an excuse for the impossibility of harming Russia


In Europe, they suddenly realized the honor of the role of the “best client” for the main Russian export product. The EU leadership believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin will never let go of an important buyer. But, most importantly, the European Commission suddenly began to respect and appreciate this position, which they had previously wanted to get rid of. It seems that now "epiphanies" come not only in winter, but also in spring and summer.


Putin achieved, and we are grateful to him, that his best client and buyer decided to migrate towards green and renewable energy

- says the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, without naming the specific timing of this event.

Moreover, her message was different. Officially, as the head of the highest body of the European Union, she admitted that the EU will not be able (and does not want to) introduce a complete and even less immediate ban on energy supplies from Russia. Von der Leyen stated this in an interview with MSNBC.

The head of the EC admitted that for a long time she tried to find a compromise and balance in strategic thinking about not harming the European the economy sanctions against Russia. After all, as the official put it, she is “the most powerful tool and argument in confronting Putin and his actions.”

However, von der Leyen's main message was her public justification of the impossibility of harming Russia with sanctions, especially in the oil and gas sector. In order to disguise this deplorable conclusion for Brussels, a “cunning” plan was even invented and voiced. As it turned out, if the EU abruptly refuses oil and gas from Russia, then Putin allegedly will quickly find other sales markets, supply chains will be disrupted, there will be a shortage in some places, so as a result, raw materials from the Russian Federation will instantly rise in price, but will still be sold, which will fill the budget country and give money for a special operation.

Naturally, this cannot be allowed. Therefore, it is logical that it is necessary, as before, to buy oil and gas from Russia.

We cannot allow the filling of the Russian military treasury

- justifies the head of the EC.

Behind such banal arguments hides the actual recognition of the EU's impotence, expressed allegorically: within it there is neither unity of positions of member states, nor strength, nor confidence. Brussels tried for some time to push Budapest to defend a veiled common opinion, but the time has come to speak openly on its own, no matter how unpleasant it is to realize the strategic loss and defeat of the opponent in the gas war. Although this simple fact should have been recognized immediately, then one would not have to come up with excuses for the final deplorable result of the struggle with Russia.
  • Photos used: twitter.com/vonderleyen
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 24 May 2022 09: 39
    +3
    The error of the European official (this is almost a curse) is that for some reason she considers Europe "the best client and buyer."
    This is what you need to have chicken brains to call the best buyer of someone who wants to bankrupt the seller!
    1. svetlanavradiy Offline svetlanavradiy
      svetlanavradiy (Svetlana Vradiy) 24 May 2022 16: 25
      +1
      It is not for nothing that physiologically men have global thinking, while women concentrate more on details. Hence the conclusion: there is nothing for women to do in politics. They can still work in ministries, but they can't solve global issues.
  2. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 24 May 2022 10: 22
    +3
    Putin achieved, and we are grateful to him, that his best client and buyer decided to migrate towards green and renewable energy

    Ursula said.
    And you get to the bottom of it. After all, she directly pointed out that Putin helped the EU get rid of gas dependence as soon as possible. This is not a compliment...
    1. svetlanavradiy Offline svetlanavradiy
      svetlanavradiy (Svetlana Vradiy) 24 May 2022 16: 29
      -2
      Autumn will come and we will see whether the EU has got rid of gas dependence. Now they are all in dreams, but when the cold comes...
  3. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
    Akuzenka (Alexander) 24 May 2022 13: 26
    -1
    In order to disguise this deplorable conclusion for Brussels, a “cunning” plan was even invented and voiced. As it turned out, if the EU abruptly refuses oil and gas from Russia, then Putin allegedly will quickly find other sales markets, supply chains will be disrupted, in some places there will be a shortage, so as a result, raw materials from the Russian Federation will instantly rise in price, but will still be sold, which will fill the budget countries and give money for a special operation

    Yeah, pure and uncomplicated European "win". Let them then supply everything that was supplied before. Otherwise, Putin will start making goods inside the Russian Federation and stop selling oil and gas to Europe.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 May 2022 18: 38
    +1
    The planned creation of an energy consortium, which will become the EU's super monopoly in the field of energy resources, can greatly influence not only the Russian Federation, but the entire world energy market.
    They have already spoiled at least by refusing the second northern stream and reducing the purchase of petroleum products, the export of which gives up to 30% of the Russian budget. The only thing that helps so far is the growth of world prices, but this is not an endless process, and to refuse gas supplies, in which the EU is most interested, is planned Gradually (!) As production increases in other regions of the world and not all at once, and even in the budget of the Russian Federation is about 7%.
    The most important thing for the Russian Federation is to maintain the stability of the banknote, without which no transition to settlements in national currencies, equipment and technologies under the import substitution program is possible