Moscow would halt its gas supplies to the European Union altogether should the bloc impose a price cap on Russian fossil fuel, Dmitry Medvedev, who served as the country’s president from 2008 to 2012 and is currently the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, has warned.
On Friday, Medvedev posted a short message on his Telegram channel commenting on a remark made earlier in the day by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
“It will be much like with the oil. There simply won’t be Russian gas in Europe,” the politician wrote.
His warning came shortly after von der Leyen said that she firmly believed “that it is now time for a price cap on Russian pipeline gas to Europe.” The official noted that the ceiling “can be proposed at European level,” adding that “there also is a legal foundation at European level to skim profits temporarily as an emergency measure at a time of crisis.”