Russia uses its gas as a “weapon of war” according to France

France has accused Russia of using the gas and its supply as a “weapon of war” after cutting its supply to significant utilities. The Russian giant Gazprom is the company that made these cuts and is still preparing to stop flows along a major gas pipeline to Germany.

European governments continue to prepare their response to rising energy costs occurring in businesses and homes. They are looking for new alternatives to supply Russian gas during winter.

Meanwhile, Western countries continue to think that this is a tactic used by Russia. Their purpose is to prevent them from opposing the invasion of Ukraine. To all this, the president of that country, Volodímir Zelenski, described the Russian acts as “economic terrorism.”

“It is clear that Russia is using gas as a weapon of war. We must prepare for the worst case scenario, that of a total interruption of supply.” French Minister for Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher told France Inter radio.

The statement was made after the announcement made by the French company Engine, which exposed the gas cut by Gazprom. The cut is mentioned to be due to a contractual conflict, which was not specified.

Gozprom, for its part, has already notified that gas rations will decrease further when the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Germany is closed. This is scheduled from Wednesday to Friday to do maintenance tasks.

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The French prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, recommended companies to start an energy-saving plan. He comments that it must be before the following month since they will be affected if France finds it necessary to ration gas and electricity supply.

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