PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, SEP 18 – PRIME. The energy crisis in Europe is only growing, and European consumers are already receiving bills that they are unable to pay, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak.
“The bills come for utilities, for gas, which consumers simply cannot pay, this crisis is only growing,” Novak said on the Russia 1 TV channel in an interview with Pavel Zarubin in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program.
He also commented on the words of the head of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, who advised the Europeans to send bills for electricity and gas to Moscow. “You can advise anything, but this will not make things easier,” the vice-premier said.
Earlier, von der Leyen, who was criticized by a number of MEPs for the situation with rising prices for electricity and gas in the EU countries against the backdrop of a crisis with energy supplies from Russia, suggested that a disgruntled French parliamentarian, Manon Aubrey, send electricity bills to Moscow.
Western countries, in response to Russia’s special operation in Ukraine, introduced several new packages of sanctions, including those that limited the supply of Russian energy resources. Due to the shortage of raw materials in Europe, a real energy crisis unfolded.