European Commission pointed out that the announcement by Gazprom is another attempt by Russia to blackmail with gas.
In the official Facebook account of EC, it has been mentioned that “Gazprom’s announcement is another attempt by Russia to blackmail us with gas.”
Moreover, it reads, “Today, Putin has once again failed in his quest to divide the Europeans.”
“We will ensure that Gazprom’s decision has the least possible impact on EU consumers. We will continue to work to ensure sufficient gas supply and storage in the medium term.”
“#REPowerEU will help reduce our dependence on Russian fossil fuels this year. We will present our plans to accelerate the green transition in mid-May.”
“We are determined to end the era of Russian fossil fuels in Europe.”
The European Commission president, EU chief named, Ursula von der Leyen, stated in a post on Facebook, “It comes as no surprise that the Kremlin uses fossil fuels to try to blackmail us. This is something that European Commission has been preparing for. Our response will be immediate, united & coordinated.
“First, we will ensure that Gazprom’s decision has the least possible impact on European consumers. Both Poland and Bulgaria are now receiving gas from their EU neighbors. This shows the immense solidarity among us, but it also shows the effectiveness of past investments.”
“Second, we will continue our work to ensure sufficient gas supply and storage in the medium term.”
Furthermore, it stated, “Today, the Kremlin failed once again in his attempt to sow division among Member states. The era of Russian fossil fuel in Europe to coming to an end. Europe is moving forward on energy issues.”