Russia's lower house proposes suspending gas supplies to EU countries
Crimea's representative in Russia's lower house of parliament has urged Moscow to restrict gas supplies to European Union member countries.
Crimea's representative in Russia's lower house of parliament, Mikhail Sheremet, has urged that Moscow restrict gas supplies to European Union member countries.
In an interview with Sputnik, Sheremet stated that the EU is "continuing its disrespectful and humiliating policy towards Russia. In response to their unfriendly actions, I think we should respond with tough sanctions – temporarily halt energy supplies until the European counterparts realize that an aggressive policy towards Russia is harmful and punishable."
He added that the EU, by choosing the US as its "best friend" made a "fatal mistake".
According to the European Commission, Russia's gas imports to the EU in 2021 amounted to nearly 45% of gas, 27% of crude oil, and 46% of coal.