Britain seeks to replace Russian gas, - May

Source : 112 Ukraine

Third of Europe's gas comes from Russia
10:38, 15 March 2018

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said that her country is considering alternative gas suppliers. She said this in the context of response to the poisoning of the former Russian agent Sergei Skripal, Reuters reports.

“When we are looking to our gas supplies, we are indeed looking to other countries,” May said.

Britain has received shipments of liquefied natural gas from Russia this year and in total, Europe gets a third of its gas from Russia.

“We will be continuing to discuss with the European Union not just our energy security but that wider energy security issue,” May commented.

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As it was reported earlier Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that Russia is likely to be involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer. She said that in the Parliament. According to her, Skripal was poisoned by a military neuroparalytic substance, made by Russia. She believes that it was either Russia’s direct action or Moscow lost grip of its chemical weapon.

May said, that Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on March 12 called Russian ambassador for an explanation of how the substance appeared in Salisbury and was used against former Russian military intelligence officer. London expects Russia’s respond till the evening of March 13.

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