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The whole of Europe and the world is bearing the brunt of the war waged by Russia against Ukraine. In Europe, the economy is based on Russia’s oil and gas supply. Russia has stopped the oil and gas supply of Europe against sanctions from the US and Western countries.
Even before the winter, due to the heavy price of oil and gas, people in the countries of Europe have broken their backs. They have adopted a rebellious attitude by seeking relief from their governments. Taking to the streets, he is demanding the lifting of sanctions from Russia. More than 70,000 people took to the streets in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, on Sunday against high gas prices. Most of them came from remote areas. They say that sanctions have been imposed on Russia for political reasons, but the common people have to bear the brunt of them.
On the other hand, hundreds of protesters gathered in Lumbin in northwestern Germany (where the gas pipeline to Europe goes). He also appealed to his government to lift sanctions against Russia. Actually, a new gas pipeline named Nord Stream-2 was to start from this location, but the German government stopped it after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Russia has announced two days ago that it is also indefinitely cutting off supplies from its Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline.
EU warns of deepening economic crisis
On the other hand, according to the Politico website, European Union (EU) officials have warned that the economic crisis could increase in the coming months. In such a situation, it is increasingly difficult for them to provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. A meeting of EU Energy Ministers has been called on 9 September to consider this crisis.
Liz Truss claims, if PM becomes PM, energy problem will be solved in a week
Foreign Minister Liz Truss, a strong contender to replace Boris Johnson in Britain, claimed to reporters a day before the election results that she would solve the energy problem within a week if she became prime minister.
Germany begins to look for alternative sources
Germany has started looking for gas from alternative sources. He has been in storage since June. By buying gas at a heavy price, he has accumulated 84 per cent of his winter gas requirement. German Chancellor Olf Schultz said Russia was no longer a trusted supplier. In this situation, alternative arrangements are necessary. Germany has also announced a relief package of ten thousand billion euros due to the energy crisis.