US News: Vladimir Putin proposes to increase Russian gas exports to Europe

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in Russia, Vladimir Putin reacted this Wednesday 13 October on the rise in gas prices in Europe by proposing an increase in Russian gas exports. These statements arrive after several days of criticism from Moscow on the energy policy of the European Union.

with our correspondent in Moscow, Paul Gogo

It was already doing several days that Vladimir Putin multiplied the statements, to comment on the rise in gas prices in Europe. The Russian President finally declared Wednesday afternoon that he would agree to increase his gas exports to the west. Russia provides more than one-third of the gas requirements of European states.

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For several days, the Russian Gazprom giant draws in its resources to stabilize the market. But the head of the Kremlin would like the Europeans first and foremost that the Europeans retain a lesson. He hammers, the European Union is, according to him, the only person responsible for this crisis. It would not have been able to protect yourself from price increases by keeping long-term contracts with Moscow. The Europeans would have committed "the error" to "rest on the invisible hand of the market", according to his words.

The reason is obviously geopolitical, the issue of the energy dependence of the European Union vis-à-vis Russia reappears with each friction between the union and the Kremlin

Moscow, which is defined as a stable partner and sweeps any Responsibility in flight of courses, therefore intends to impose its conditions. According to the Minister of Energy Nikolai Choulguinov, a boost of Russia must necessarily go through new contractual conditions.

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