Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev commented on the words of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about the unreliability of Russia as an energy supplier. In response to Scholz’s words, Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel that Germany is an unfriendly country for Russia, which has imposed anti-Russian sanctions and supplies lethal weapons to Ukraine.
“In other words, (Germany) has declared a hybrid war on Russia. Consequently, Germany is acting as an enemy of Russia,” the Russian politician wrote.
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He also added that Germany should not be surprised at the country’s gas difficulties.
“Just like in a children’s joke: “And they still swear that I was picking my nose,” Medvedev concluded.
Earlier in the day, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he no longer considered Russia a reliable energy supplier.
Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations of violating contractual obligations and pointed out that the current situation arose primarily because of the energy policy of the EU itself and sanctions.
For example, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the Russian Federation always fulfills its obligations, and Igor Ananskikh, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy, noted that the difficulties that have arisen in European countries in the gas sector are not Russia’s fault.