Russian energy giant Gazprom has shut off gas supplies to the EU’s Baltic country Latvia. The energy giant announced Saturday that the company had stopped deliveries because gas withdrawal conditions had been violated. The state-owned company did not provide details of the violations.
response to sanctions
Russia had recently stopped gas supplies to several EU countries, including Poland and Bulgaria, because they refused to pay in rubles. Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin introduced this new regulation in response to EU sanctions against Russia. Payments were usually made in euros or dollars.
The Latvian government recently announced that it wanted to completely stop importing Russian gas from January 2023. This is mostly seen as a reaction to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. Last year, Latvia still bought about 90% of its gas from Russia.
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