The European Commission has a plan to reduce Russian gas consumption by two-thirds, the European Diplomat informed.
EU member states continue to reduce purchases of Russian oil and gas without imposing an embargo on them. This was stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, following a conference in Madrid on Wednesday, April 20.
“Each country is very quickly reducing its purchases of Russian oil and gas without the need for an agreement to do so through a ban. At first they increased because it was necessary to replenish stocks, but now all countries, including the most dependent ones, are making significant efforts to reduce purchases,” the diplomat said.
He also announced that the possibility of taking measures to ban Russian energy resources will be discussed at the next EU councils.
“The European Commission has a plan to reduce Russian gas consumption by two-thirds. We must get rid of this dependence, and the best way to do this is to develop renewable energy sources, we should not return to coal,” Borrell stressed.
Recall, Hungary refuses to support the imposition of an embargo on the supply of Russian oil and gas.