According to Pushkov, Johnson is trying to shift the responsibility for rising electricity prices in the UK to Russian President Vladimir Putin . “What nonsense?” the senator said. He recalled that the Russian leader did not impose sanctions that hit the energy sector, did not seek the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, did not call for replacing Russian gas with American LNG, and that it was not Putin who “started a scandalous story with Canada’s sanctions against gas turbines.”
Pushkov stressed that in this way Johnson is trying to “justify the mediocrity of his decisions,” which he made along with other members of the G7, “calling them to show their pectoral muscles to Putin.” “There was really nothing to show. Here it goes on a rampage…” he concluded.
Earlier, Boris Johnson said that the coming months will be difficult for citizens, and electricity bills will be staggering. According to him, even now, paying for heat in houses scares many Britons.