Lithuanian formin calls on EU to swiftly build gas market's resilience against Russia

  • 2022-06-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – As Russia is cutting gas supplies to EU member states, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has urged the EU to swiftly build the gas supply market's resilience.

"We need to be more resilient, show more power and do it swiftly to find new supplies and ways to buy gas," Landsbergis said on Monday ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

Russian gas giant Gazprom warned last week it would significantly cut gas supplies to Europe.

Gazprom claims that gas deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline were reduced due to repairs, but EU officials believe Moscow is punishing Ukraine's allies for supporting the country since Russia attacked it in late February.

On Monday, EU ministers will meet with their Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry to discuss the possibility of buying gas from this country.