Russian hydrocarbon giant gazprom announced on Thursday that it was stopping using a major Polish gas pipeline for its shipments to Europe, in response to Western sanctions on its offensive in Ukraine.
adopt them Russian counterintelligence “This means a ban on the use of a gas pipeline belonging to the Europol GAZ group (in charge of the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, ndlr) to transport Russian gas through Poland,” Gazprom said in a statement posted to Telegram. said in.
Russia announced sanctions on Wednesday Against more than 30 companies from the European Union, the United States and SingaporeIn response to the punitive measures that these regions applied to him for his military offensive in Ukraine.
Among those approved is Europol GAZ SA, which owns the Polish portion of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, a critical infrastructure for transporting Russian gas to Germany via Belarus and Poland.
Gazprom stated that “the Polish side had repeatedly violated Gazprom’s rights in its capacity as a shareholder of Europol GAZ and placed Gazprom on the Approved List on April 26, 2022”, which describes the company as “Europol GAZ”. from exercising its rights to shares and » receive dividend”.
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Western sanctions against Russia are unprecedented and the extent of Freeze Russian stockpile for sanctions on strategic goodsGoing through financial sanctions.
In return, Gazprom announced earlier in April that it was suspending its gas deliveries to Bulgaria and Poland, both European Union (EU) members, because these countries did not want to pay in rubles.
For two days, shipments of gas to Europe via Ukraine have been affected by the conflict. The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which connects Russia directly to Germany, is not yet affected.
Nord Stream 1, Not Affected
Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov told the Russian gas company’s Telegram account on Thursday that the Kremlin has imposed sanctions on several foreign companies, including Europol GAZ, the owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline.
Russia cuts gas supply to Europe through Poland