According to the German side, Russian sanctions against Gazprom Germania paradoxically facilitate the refilling of storage facilities, but mean further political escalation. “Russia is using energy as a weapon,” Economics Minister Robert Habeck said in Berlin on Thursday. However, he said, the country is prepared for this situation. Ten million cubic meters of gas a day would now no longer flow to Germany. This corresponds to three percent of Russian supplies over the rest of the year and can be replaced – albeit at higher prices. This is probably the aim of the sanctions against Gazprom-Germania, which is under German control, and its trading subsidiaries.
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