Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that his country is not using energy as a weapon against Europe and that Russia stands ready to help in the current energy crisis. Putin said this on Wednesday in an interview with CNBC during a panel discussion at Russian Energy Week in Moscow.
“We are not using any weapons. Even during the hardest parts of the Cold War Russia regularly has fulfilled its contractual obligations and supplies gas to Europe,” he said.
It is noted that the Communication includes a “toolbox” that the EU and its Member States can use to address the immediate impact of current prices increases, and further strengthen resilience against future shocks.