MOSCOW, 19 Sep — PRIME. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said he had discussed with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau restrictions on Russian energy resources.
“I met in London with a sincere friend of Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I thanked him for his leadership in supporting our state, the supply of weapons and the training of the Ukrainian military. This is a significant contribution to our victory. We also discussed sanctions against Russian energy resources,” Shmygal wrote in Telegram messenger.
He noted that Canada was the first to adopt national legislation on the confiscation of Russian assets and their transfer to the restoration of Ukraine.
The leaders of the G7 countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the USA, France and Japan) at the summit on June 26-28 confirmed their intention to reduce dependence on Russian energy carriers and tentatively agreed to start limiting prices for Russian oil and gas. In September, they confirmed their intention to cap oil prices as part of an expansion of sanctions. The price limit is planned to be introduced on December 5 for oil and on February 5, 2023 for oil products.
The Russian side, in turn, said that the countries that accepted the “ceiling” of prices would be left without oil exports from Russia. Later, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, commenting on the West’s idea to limit energy prices, said that Russia would not supply anything abroad if it was contrary to its own interests.