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    Will Poland feel the “gas” sanctions against Russia?

    “In the situation of war in Ukraine, when we discuss the introduction of effective sanctions for Russian oil and gas suppliers, Poland is on the safe side”, said Deputy Prime Minister and Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski. “Today we can cut it without supplies from the East,” he admitted in a conversation with Michał Rachoń.

    At the weekend, Naimski reported that Poland would stop buying any gas from the Russian Federation this year. “This is a condition that the Polish state has tried to achieve over the years without success,” said Michał Rachoń. 

     

    “One might say that we have been dependent on Gazprom’s monopoly supplies for 30 years. This year we have a chance to stop it. It is safe to say that we will have a gas pipeline from Norway across the Baltic Sea to Poland, which will be ready in the autumn of this year. In the first stage, we already have an expanded gas port in Świnoujście and at the end of the year, we terminate the purchase contract from the Russians with Gazprom. It will be replaced by other supplies that PGNiG organises, signs contracts and consists of Norwegian sources as well as LPG from the United States, Qatar and other countries,” said the guest of “Jedziemy” programme.

     

    “Let us emphasise that, because of the war in Ukraine, Poland is on the safe side when we discuss the introduction of effective sanctions for Russian oil and gas suppliers. We can make it in Poland today without supplies from the East. This is a success that needs to be highlighted and made aware of. This allows Prime Minister Morawiecki and the government to agree on sanctions against oil and gas supplies from Russia. It seems that only this can stop the actual war in Ukraine,” summed up Naimski.

     

    Sanctions against gas supplies from Russia are perhaps one of the most painful consequences for Vladimir Putin. Among the countries of the European Union that depend on these supplies are Germany, Slovakia and until recently Poland, which, fortunately, has finally changed.

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