President Zelensky called on the EU to increase pressure on the Russian energy industry after the alliance imposed a series of new penalties against Russia.
We must continue to go in the direction of putting pressure on the Russian energy industry and the country's main income, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the video broadcast at the European Union Summit (EU) in the Capital
Mr. Zelensky also thanked the EU for passing a series of new sanctions on Russia, expanding the import and export ban and bringing some individuals on the black list after Russia merged 4 provinces of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Khersonon.
The President of Ukraine also called on the demilitarized zaporizhzhia power plant, not only military equipment but the entire Russian forces at the factory, confirming this is necessary for nuclear safety and for Ukraine to have enough electricity for export.
President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on August 16.
Zelensky said that about 500 Russians were at Zaporizhzhia factory, the basis that President Vladimir Putin on October 5 signed the decree asking the Russian government to control and consider it a federal property.
It is unclear how Russia will operate the Zaporizhzhia factory and have sent domestic experts here.
Russia has not commented on the statements of the President of Ukraine.
European governments accused Kremlin energy weapons, saying that Russia's strategy is to reduce the supply of gas to cause pain for households and businesses in the continent, causing people to protest the main opposition.
Russia rejected the allegation, saying that Western sanctions and technical problems on the pipeline hindered the country transferred gas to Europe.
Countries in the EU in the past few months struggled to find supply instead of Russian gas, which was reduced after the war in Ukraine broke out, including increasing liquefied gas import (LNG).
Russian gas transferred pipes for Europe.
Russian Energy Group Gazprom announced that it will restore gas export through shirts to Italy, after stopping the flow from October 1.
France and Italy criticized the German consumer protection plan, saying that Berlin's move raises a question about fairness.