“Poland is among the countries that support the most severe sanctions against Russia. Germany and Austria are not ready to impose energy sanctions,” Mateusz Morawiecki said this evening in Brussels. The Polish Prime Minister also announced that our country will present at the beginning of next week its plan to abandon Russian energy sources. Immediately after the extraordinary summit of the European Union, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, spoke, stressing increased support for Ukraine and tightening of sanctions against Russia. “We will free ourselves from Russian fossil fuels” – the President of the European Commission.
The Polish Prime Minister attended Brussels in Extraordinary EU summit, held on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. EU Heads of State and Government also discussed energy, the economy, COVID-19 and external relations. US President Joe Biden also attended the meetings on the first day of the summit.
In the evening, Prime Minister Morawiecki said at a press conference in Brussels: The United States is very determined to maintain pressure on Russia to stop waging war. He stressed that what the leaders of individual EU countries heard during the summit from the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, had a strong influence on their decisions.
Quickly create decision – Preferably this weekend, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, in the next few days – another serious package of penalties – Report. Another package of sanctions superimposed on all the measures already adopted It is to explain.
The Prime Minister announced that “Poland was among those countries that proposed other, very severe sanctionsWhich will be able to cut off the flow of new money and money into the Russian state budget. ”
above all We demand to stop buying oil, gas and coal from Russia as soon as possible pointed out.
I would say that There are a few member states that are not willing to do that – I acknowledge. It is mainly Germany, but also Austria-Hungary. Many other countries were also very moderate – added.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also said the topic discussed in the conversation with Joe Biden and in the EU Council were attempts to circumvent the sanctions package.
Unfortunately, there are German and French companies that, even before the war, bypassed them with previous packages of sanctions and supplied the Russian army with highly advanced parts and technologies. – said the head of the Polish government.
Morawiecki appealed to the French and German governments to carefully prepare measures to prevent such practice.
How strict these sanctions packages will be will depend on how quickly Russia comes to its senses and decides to withdraw its forces from sovereign Ukraine. – The prime minister stressed.
As Morawiecki announced it Poland will present its plan to abandon Russian energy sources.
We’ll show – I think one of the most radical departure schemes (from hydrocarbons – editor’s note) – early next week. I think this plan will be a kind of benchmark for Germany and many other countries – The Prime Minister said during a press conference.
According to Morawiecki, Poland is implementing a plan to abandon the import of Russian energy sources much faster than Germany.
Germany is the country that should be urged to abandon Russia Hydrocarbons, declared.
The Polish Prime Minister announced that he also proposed at the summit A 10-point package of measures aimed at ending Russia’s ability to conduct hostilities and thus restoring peace in Ukraine. The Prime Minister summed up some of the most important proposals he made to the European Council, some of which – as he reported – were “hotly discussed”.
Among these key assumptions I will mention first of all impeded portability – i.e. export and import, except for various humanitarian goods – which go to Russia through Poland or through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – Report.
The head of the aforementioned government is the second requirement “Sanctions, a complete ban on Russian oil, Russian coal and Russian gas as soon as possible.”
Third European ports should also rule out the possibility of accepting Russian ships – He said. Prime Minister Morawiecki also referred to the demand Introducing a “ban on all Russian propaganda”.
This propaganda is incredibly effective, unfortunately especially in the Russian Federation. The information flowing about the state of consciousness of Russian society is frightening – confirmed.
The head of the Polish government also mentioned propaganda in Western Europe, in the European Union.
We know how Russian spies work. Poland was one of the first countries to expel such a large number of Russian spies. I am convinced that others will follow in our footsteps – He said. Moreover, Morawiecki pointed out the hypothesis “Exclusion of all possible radio, television and Internet channels of Russian propaganda throughout the European Union.”
Another proposal from the Polish Prime Minister of the Council of Europe was – as he said – Suspend visas for all Russians, so that the Russians understand more about what is happening, how many terrible crimes the Russian army is committing in Ukraine.
And the Exclusion of Russia from various international organizations – summed up.
After the EU summit ended, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, also held a press conference.
We will increase our support for Ukraine, we will tighten sanctions and free ourselves from Russian fossil fuels This was stated by the President of the European Commission.
She pointed out that 50 billion cubic meters of gas from the United States annually will replace a third of all Russian gas supplies to Europe.
This morning, US President (Joe Biden – Editor) and I agreed New Energy Partnership. This year, the United States will provide us with at least an additional 15 billion cubic meters of LNG. In the coming years, we aim for at least 50 billion cubic meters per year. This will replace a third of the total Russian gas supplies to Europe von der Leyen explained.
I noticed that The EU needs to complete the pipeline infrastructure and increase gas storage.
This will be our insurance policy against interruptions in deliveries. It’s also time to look at what our energy market is like. We will present our proposals in May – said the President of the European Commission.
She explained it The root cause of high electricity prices is the high and highly volatile gas prices.
So we will join forces, gather our demand and use our collective bargaining power to buy gas von der Leyen noted.
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