December 4, 2021

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Belarusian leader threatens to cut gas supplies to Europe

The threat was made in the midst of an immigration crisis on the Polish border; 20% of the gas used in the EU passes through the country

EFE / EPA / MAXIM GUCHEK / POOLThe leader responded to the European camp’s talks about possible sanctions against his country

President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Threatened to cut off the gas supply Europe Case a European union Impose sanctions on its rule. In addition to gas, the transportation of goods across the country was also threatened by the leader. The threats came amid a migrant crisis on the Polish border. President of the European Commission, Ursula van der Leyen, Said the camp would increase sanctions on the country and accused the Lukashenko government of sending migrants to EU borders. “We are heating up Europe and they are threatening to close the border […] What if they cut off the gas? I suggest that other leaders in Poland, Lithuania and the headless should think before speaking. We must not stop defending our sovereignty and independence, ”Lukashenko said. About 40% of the gas consumed by the EU comes from Russia, 20% of which passes through Belarus.

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