Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia is ready to discuss new long-term gas supply contracts. So he answered a question from journalists about the situation with energy resources in Europe. Peskov added that Moscow has repeatedly confirmed its readiness for negotiations.
“(Russia) is ready to talk about new long-term contracts and so on,” – the president’s authorization representative.
As for the European gas crisis, Russia has nothing to do with the rise in energy prices Peskov: “We insist that the role of Russia … is not and cannot be.” He agrees that Moscow continues to fulfill its contractual obligations.
Peskov also expressed the opinion that the cause of the EU’s illness was the coincidence of negative factors, including an increase in resource consumption against the backdrop of economic recovery and underfilling of gas storage facilities.
“Wind power has included specific climatic changes in Europe.”
Another factor, according to Peskov, is that “less gas goes to the spot market,” but “none of this is connected with Russia.” He concluded that “only non-professionals” in this situation “should somehow mention Russia in this context.”
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