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Poland will be the first country to stop importing Russian energy

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. (Photo: AP)

The above declaration was made by the Prime Minister Poland Mateusz Morawiecki delivered after US President Joe Biden’s speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

In a keynote speech widely covered by international media, President Biden said Europe must end its dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The President also pledged US support in achieving this goal.

According to Morawiecki, Poland could be completely independent from Russian gas by the end of this year. This is an ambition initiated by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

“Poland will be one of the first countries, or the first in the EU, to completely stop importing Russian oil and coal… as well as its gas,” Prime Minister Morawiecki said. emphasize.

Speaking in an interview with TVN24 broadcast on March 26, Polish President Duda said: “Today, people realize that they cannot achieve any diversification because they are dependent on Russia”.

“But fortunately, we (Poland) have become completely independent (in terms of energy) this year because we are nearing completion of the construction of a gas pipeline from Norway and we will have can choose a supplier,” said President Duda, referring to the Baltic Pipe, a pipeline that will pump natural gas from Norwegian fields to Poland.

Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian gas by expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) stockpile, contracting with LNG suppliers and investing in infrastructure. cross-border gas.

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