31.1 C
Delhi
Saturday, October 1, 2022

US Captives ‘Prayed for Death’ on Brutal Ride From Ukraine

https://ift.tt/dYzCiAa after three months of captivity that...

After Devastating Florida, Hurricane Ian Rakes South Carolina

https://ift.tt/Q8kCcFm Hurricane Ian, one of the most...

US Slaps Fresh Sanctions on Russia for Its Annexation

https://ift.tt/g4TEscM Biden administration Friday imposed fresh sanctions...

EU should brace for ‘winter of great suffering’ – Spanish minister

The fighting in Ukraine will continue and Russia could cut gas supplies to the EU, the Spanish defense minister predicts

European countries supporting Ukraine against Russia should brace for a full suspension of natural gas supplies by Moscow during the upcoming winter, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles has warned.

“We are going to have a winter of great suffering,” the cabinet member told Radio National on Wednesday, adding: “in Europe, we have to work hard to be ready to deal with it.”

Robles claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is already throttling the supply of gas to the continent, apparently referring to the reduction in deliveries by Russian energy giant Gazprom.

The company has blamed external factors for the loss of capacity, noting that Ukraine is refusing to pump gas through one of the routes running through its territory. Gazprom has also pointed to the sanctions-related delay in returning a German-made turbine for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, following maintenance. European nations, meanwhile, have accused Moscow of reducing the flow for political motives.

Read more

RT
European gas prices spike

The EU, which has pledged to remove Russian fossil fuels from its energy mix within the coming years, in retaliation for Russia’s attack against Ukraine, is facing a severe gas shortage, with alternatives to proving more expensive and less accessible.

Robles went on to claim that Putin “cannot win” in the gas standoff, but acknowledged that parties represented in the Spanish parliament may not support gas rationing, which the EU leadership has recommended for all member states.

“I want to believe that the political forces will rise to the occasion,” she said.

The minister pledged continued Spanish support for Kiev, and asserted that the unity of NATO and the EU were as strong as ever amid the West’s confrontation with Russia.

https://ift.tt/S8fgD0T 25, 2022 at 12:38PM
from RT – Daily news

Support Us

Secured by Paypal

Related Stories

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles