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Europe must prepare for a complete cut-off of Russian gas

Europe must prepare for a complete cut-off of Russian gas

The European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen accused Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, of using energy as a weapon in an address to lawmakers in Strasbourg on July 6, 2022.

The commission is working on a “European emergency plan” with the first proposals to be presented by the middle of the month, she said.

Von der Leyen said: “If the worst comes to the worst, then we have to be prepared.”

She stressed the importance of having a European overview and coordinated approach “to a potential complete cut-off of Russian gas.”

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