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    Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev advised Europeans to call their politicians to account for the sanctions against Russia, which lead to “cold in apartments and empty shelves in refrigerators.”

    “So act, European neighbors ! Do not be silent. Call your fools to account. And we will hear you. The benefit is obvious – in winter it is much warmer and more comfortable in company with Russia than in splendid isolation with the gas stove turned off and the cold battery, ”the former president of Russia wrote in his Telegram channel.

    “Literally: we despise the Russians and don’t want to let them go anywhere. Cancel visas. Forget books. Unsee pictures. Hear the music. We will not take gas and oil,” he said, noting that “the latter is more difficult, especially in anticipation of a cold winter.”

    Referring to unnamed polls, the politician claims that “more than half of the population EU countries are not at all eager to cut off contacts with Russia.

    The European Union imposed sanctions against the backdrop of Russia‘s special operation in Ukraine, which, according to Medvedev, “did not harm any of the EU citizens.” According to the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, “the layman is finally starting to think: why should he pay for other people’s sins?”

    Earlier, the head of the Polish Development Fund, Pavel Borys, in an interview with Business Insider The goal is to get through the winter safely. Borys believes that this will work if “Europe and the United States remain united and determined.”

    He explained that the current energy crisis was due to Moscow’s actions in the gas supply sector. “A year ago, Russia provoked an unprecedented rise in gas prices several times over, and after the start of a special operation in Ukraine, the suspension of supplies,” he said, stressing that for citizens the increase in prices amounted to about 40-58%.

    Meanwhile, gas futures have fluctuated between $2,400 and $2,600 per thousand cubic meters of gas in recent days. This is evidenced by the data of the London Stock Exchange ICE.

    Now Russian gas is supplied to Europe through several pipelines. Through Urengoy-Uzhgorod (through Ukraine), according to data as of August 6, Gazprom supplies gas in the amount of 41.6 million cubic meters daily. The Turkish Stream is also operating normally, through which gas is supplied to Serbia, Greece and Italy. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the Turkish Stream is “one of the most important arteries for supplying Europe with Russian gas”, which works “regularly, rhythmically, without any failures.”

    In addition, “ Gazprom supplies fuel via Nord Stream. But in mid-June, the company was forced to reduce gas pumping in this direction by about 40%. This was due to the fact that the Siemens turbine, necessary for the safe operation of the Portovaya station, did not return on time from repairs in Canada.

    33 million cubic meters per day, in the normal mode, 160 million cubic meters were pumped daily.

    In response to this news, users from Europe and the United States wrote that “the winter will be cold”, and “democratic coal is better than” dictatorial “natural gas.” Others have suggested launching Nord Stream 2 instead of “burying” it.

    Nord Stream 2 was ready for operation in September 2021, but on February 22 of this year, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stopped the certification of the gas pipeline, which was supposed to pump 55 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia to Germany annually.

    In early August, the EU entered into an emergency plan to reduce natural gas consumption. Thus, from August to March next year, all countries of the union must voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15% compared to the average for the same period over five years.

    The European Commission calculated: in total, countries The EU must save 45 billion cubic meters of fuel. Moreover, Germany alone will have to reduce its gas consumption by 10 billion cubic meters.

    If the European authorities fail to fulfill the plan, mandatory targets will be introduced to reduce gas consumption.

    As for the citizens themselves, in order to save gas, they can lower the temperature of the heating of the premises by at least one degree. This, according to the head of the EC Ursula von der Leyen, will help the EU “save about 7% of energy during the year.”

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