Lithuania Achieves Energy Independence From Russian Gas Supplies 

Lithuania Achieves Energy Independence From Russian Gas Supplies 

Lithuania announced that it will not import Russian natural gas anymore to meet its domestic needs, Reuters report citing the country’s energy ministry.

In doing so, Lithuania has become first the European country to become completely independent of Russia’s energy supplies. 

The liquified natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the port of Klaipeda will be used to import all natural gas for Lithuanian domestic consumption, the ministry said in a statement.

“From this month on – no more Russian gas in Lithuania,” Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda tweeted , saying the country is breaking “energy ties with the aggressor. If we can do it, the rest of Europe can do it too,” he added

The ministry also noted that this action will allow the country to avoid the recent demand from Russia to pay for gas in roubles.

“Under the circumstances, Russia’s demand to pay for the gas in roubles becomes meaningless, because Lithuania is no longer ordering gas and does not expect any further payments”, the energy ministry said in the statement.

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