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Reuters: Germany And Czech Republic Have Dealt Painful Blow To Russia

Reuters: Germany And Czech Republic Have Dealt Painful Blow To Russia

An energy revolution has begun in the EU.

The European Union will require negotiations on the abandonment of the remaining Russian energy sources. Germany and the Czech Republic insist on this.

Reuters writes that Moscow reduced gas exports to Europe after the invasion of Ukraine in 2022, and the explosion destroyed the Nord Stream gas pipeline, through which Russia supplied gas to Germany.

The EU quickly replaced Russian fuel with renewables and more gas from other suppliers, but in 2023 the bloc still received 15% of its gas from Russia.

According to the analytical company Kpler, last year Russia shipped more than 15.6 million metric tons of Russian LNG to EU ports, which is 37.7% more than in 2021, a year before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Berlin and Prague will make this call at a meeting of EU energy ministers in Brussels on Thursday, May 30. According to the document, the ministers intend to discuss the obstacles they face in phasing out Russian energy imports. EU members, including Austria and Hungary, remain heavily dependent on Russian gas.

Brussels has set a goal to end the EU's dependence on Russian energy by 2027.

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