Zakharova: "Oaths of European solidarity" are forgotten
Poland is hogging energy from Germany.
Poland's refusal to supply oil to a refinery site in Schwedt, a town in Germany, has once again shown that Warsaw only pursues its own interests and that "oaths of European solidarity" are forgotten, remarked Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to Radio Sputnik.
The Financial Times on August 21 reported that Poland refused to supply oil to the German refinery, intending to compensate for Russian oil imports through the Druzhba pipeline, due to the fact that the plant's owner was Rosneft, a Russian energy company.
"This is another argument in a piggy bank [of evidences] that Warsaw does not intend to play any game, even according to its own rules that were declared. Warsaw has interests that have nothing to do with mutual respect, mutually beneficial partnership with Ukraine," Zakharova said.
The FM spokeswoman argued that Warsaw is driven by the desire to play the geopolitical card now, while completely forgetting all European promises and oaths of European solidarity."
Poland disregards the needs and interests of its European neighbors and partners in the EU, and would rather take advantage of the situation for personal gain.
Poland since the war in Ukraine has been demanding the complete reduction of Russian presence in German oil refineries.
In June, Anna Moskwa, the Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, vowed to cooperate with Berlin on oil supplies as long as Moscow is singled out from the country's refining industry - particularly the Schwedt site.
On April 28, it was reported that Poland continued buying Russian gas despite Russia's Gazprom suspending direct supplies to the country following a series of aggressive actions. The Russian gas giant said Warsaw was obtaining gas in reverse from Germany in the amount of some 30 million cubic meters per day. Gazprom announced it had suspended gas supplies to Poland's PGNiG from April 27 due to their refusal to pay for gas in rubles as per Moscow's request.