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Premier calls for independence from Siberian gas and oil

Premier calls for independence from Siberian gas and oil

There is only one way for Slovakia to break out of Russia's energy trap; it must finally stop being dependent on Siberian gas and oil supplies, Prime Minister Eduard Heger posted on a social network on Thursday. The prime minister noted the situation during the winter of 2009 when Russia stopped supplying gas through Ukraine, disconnecting part of Europe, and Slovakia converted the Brotherhood gas pipeline to a two-way system. Heger noted that only the Slovak disinformation scene refuses to see that Russia is no longer a reliable energy supplier. "And so it invents nonsense, such as the claim that Ukraine is blackmailing Slovakia by shutting down oil and natural gas, while it's just the opposite. Putin is blackmailing us," said Heger. The premier concludes by saying that getting out of the "Russian energy trap" will cost us resources and increased efforts. "But we'll overcome this obstacle in the same way as we overcame it in 2009. We aren't alone even now but in a society of strong democracies," he emphasised.

Source: TASR

Martina Šimkovičová, Photo: AP/TASR

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