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    Plan for the DERUSIFICATION of Hydrocarbons. Prime Minister: Poland will leave Russia’s coal, oil and gas

    Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced at a press conference “Europe’s most radical plan to phase out Russian hydrocarbons.” The harsh words were uttered concerning Germany and concrete proposals.

    “In Poland, there is a saying “hindsight is 20/20,” said the Polish Prime Minister.


    “Our neighbours in the West were dependent on Russia. Today, the vice-chancellor says that addiction was stupid. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we need to look at reality soberly. And make sure that this change does not mean the transition from passivity to passivity,” said Mateusz Morawiecki at a press conference.


    He also presented a plan for the derusification of hydrocarbons:


    1. Moving away from Russian coal. – “I hope that the entire Polish political class, all the media, will support this action patriotically. We will impose a complete embargo on coal. I hope there will be a complete shift away from Russian coal in April-May, and we call on others to do so,” stressed the Polish Prime Minister.
    2. Moving away from Russian oil. – “Here we also show the most radical plan to abandon Russian oil by the end of this year,” stressed Morawiecki.
    3. Moving away from Russian gas. – “Here, also, we are presenting a derusification plan in the gas sector,” added Morawiecki.


    The Prime Minister pointed out that Poland moved away from hydrocarbons, but others did not care about the cruelty of war, they use Russian raw materials.


    “I call on the European Commission to introduce a tax on Russian hydrocarbons. So that trade is fair. There must be no repetition, not only of the stupidity but also of the criminal policy that led Putin and Russia to build up their war arsenal and attack their neighbours,” said Morawiecki. 


    Interestingly, in the past, the idea of a tax on Russian hydrocarbons was proposed by Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of “Gazeta Polska” and “Gazeta Polska Every Day.” 


    Morawiecki has added that “Europe was sobering, hopefully not too late.” 


    “We have been doing this for a long time, and that is why we are showing Europe’s most radical plan to move away from Russian hydrocarbons. We call on others to do so. This is our plan for the EU, this is the plan to wrest the weapons out of Putin’s hands,” concluded Morawiecki.

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