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The Russian government announced on Wednesday new sanctions in retaliation for the measures adopted by the West
Russia has also reduced the shipment of gas to a Gazprom subsidiary seized by Germany
The Russian government announced on Wednesday new sanctions in retaliation for the measures taken by the West following the military offensive in Ukraine and pointed to more than thirty companies, including several European. In this list is EuroPol GAZan alliance between Gazprom and the Polish PGNiG and that it is responsible for the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline as it passes through Poland. As Gazprom explained this Thursday, this implies that you will no longer be able to use said pipe, informs the Interfax agency. Russia has also reduced gas delivery to a subsidiary of Gazprom seized by Germany –Gazprom Germania Gmbh–, according to the German Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, who has put the cut at 10 million cubic meters per day, 3% of total supply. Habeck has denied that this represents a great change for practical purposes, but he does consider that he shows that the energy supply has ended up becoming “a weapon” at the service of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Bloomberg news agency. Gas, for now, is not among the objectives of the EU sanctions, where debate has been generated by the European Commission’s proposal to ban russian oil. Eastern European countries dependent on this oil have asked for more time to adapt and even Hungary has threatened to veto this initiative.