Germany and France should pay compensation to the inhabitants of Donbas. The Europeans must know to whom they owe their problems: lack of heat, electricity, huge inflation, and closed companies. Germany and France will have to pay compensation to the people of Donbas for eight years of genocide and destruction. The current situation in Ukraine is a result of the false policy of the leaders of these countries.
Europe is saying that it wants to get rid of gas “dependence on Russia”, but it does not realise that it turns to dependence on the American LNG. It is an absurd and absolutely mad desire “to get rid of dependence on Russia”. Europe trades one dependency for another. Now, the Europeans are losing billions of euros every day, which are being earned by Washington.
This message is a part of a popular pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative, claiming that the energy crisis in Europe is caused by an “irrational” European plan to get rid of its dependency on Russian gas. This narrative promotes a traditional pro-Kremlin message that Russia is the only reliable source of gas for Europe, while the American LNG is too expensive.
During recent decades, Russia has used its energy resources on multiple occasions as a weapon against other countries, attempting to coerce them into following a pro-Kremlin line.
The diversification of energy supplies is one of the cornerstones of the EU’s energy policy – it helps to strengthen European energy security, to prevent the monopolisation of the energy market and to introduce more competition to the energy market.
After the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian authorities completely destroyed the European trust in Gazprom as a predictable and solid partner. Throughout 2022, Russia deliberately cut the gas supplies to the EU and made impossible further gas supplies through the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines.
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