Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak condemned hegemon USA-dominated Western political, economic and financial war on the country, saying:
Bowing to US demands, we’ve seen remarks “by European politicians on energy issues and calls to dump Russian oil and gas.”
“(O)nce again (they’re) trying to shift problems and failures of their own energy policy of recent years onto Russia.”
“The result is the spike in energy prices we are witnessing today.”
“Russia has nothing to do with the current price spike and volatility in the market.”
“Europe consumes about 500 billion cubic meters of gas per year.”
“Russia provides 40 percent of that” — 30% of European oil imports, as well as 80 million tons of Russian petrochemicals.
“Russia has been…a reliable partner for many decades.”
“Gazprom continues to meet its contractual obligations on gas supplies to Europe in full.”
“(D)eliveries through the Ukrainian gas transmission system have been increased…up to 109 million cubic kilometers a day which equals 40 billion cubic meters…to European consumers.”
Russia continues to fulfill its contractual obligations to the letter — despite hostile US/Western actions against the country and its people.
Russian oil, gas and petrochemicals are readily available and least expensive — compared to higher-cost alternative sources.
The Biden regime banned imports of Russian energy across the board, a shooting itself in the foot by harebrained action — harming the US economy, its businesses and consumers.
If Europe abandons Russian oil and gas, Novak said: “We are ready for that” if happens.
“We know where will reroute these volumes. The question is” who’ll benefit and who’ll lose out.
“Attempts to kick start discussion of an import ban undermine the foundations of the market, create uncertainty and cause considerable harm to consumers.”
On the days earlier Zaporozhye nuclear power plant incident, indisputable evidence shows that “Russia had nothing to do with it,” Novak stressed.
Phony claims otherwise are “lie(s).”
Russia is protecting the plant, as well as mothballed Chernobyl, from sabotage, as well as from possible attempts by the US-controlled Kiev regime to develop and produce dirty bombs.
Separately after Russia and Ukraine agreed to secure 10 humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave 5 cities safely, the US-controlled Kiev regime once again reneged.
Reportedly, civilians have been only able to leave one city through one corridor.
Nine others continued to be attacked by Nazified Ukrainian forces — as surely ordered by dominant Biden regime hardliners as part of their attempt to foil Russia’s demilitarization and deNazification objectives.
On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained the following:
Russian forces discovered where Kiev “conceal(ed) traces of a military biological program with funding from the US” war department.
“Documentation of…highly hazardous plague, anthrax, rabbit-fever, cholera and other” pathogens was discovered.
It’s being “being thoroughly analyzed by (Russian) nuclear, biological and chemical protection” experts.
“At this point, we can conclude that components of biological weapons were being developed in Ukrainian laboratories in direct proximity to Russian territory” — in flagrant breach of the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Separately on Tuesday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov revealed the following:
“In the course of a special military operation, secret documents of the command of the National Guard of Ukraine came into the possession of the Russian military.”
“These documents confirm covert preparation by the Kiev regime of (a major) offensive operation in Donbass scheduled for March 2022.”
They show Kiev’s purported intent to resolve issues with Donetsk and Lugansk “by political and diplomatic means” were bald-faced Big Lies.
The regime plotted large-scale cross-border aggression all along, including by use of Nazified battalions.
A Final Comment
Germany’s economy is especially dependent on Russian oil and gas.
On Tuesday, its foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said the following:
“A third of our oil imports come from Russia.”
“If we stopped these straight away, then tomorrow we would not be able to move in Germany anymore.”
“We are trying to do everything we can to stop this war.”
At this time, it’s “unstoppable” — because Moscow’s special military operation will continue until Ukraine is demilitarized and deNazified, she failed to explain.
On Monday, chancellor Olaf Scholz said Russian oil and gas are “essential” for Germany.
The same reality applies to other European countries.
Their “supply of energy for heat generation, mobility, power supply and industry cannot be secured in any other way.”
“It is therefore of essential importance for the provision of public services and the daily lives of our citizens.”
Yet Scholz shot Germany and Europe in the foot by suspending certification of Nord Stream 2.
Able to supply Germany and other European countries with 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually, no natural gas shortage on the continent would exist if Berlin permitted it to operate.