Chizhov: the EU cannot achieve the goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas

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Europe is not yet able to reach its own goals for reducing dependence on Russian gas, said on Monday, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.

«The strategic goal that the European Union declared the goal of reducing dependence on Russian gas supplies — yet this goal is not approaching, and, as I said, a few moves away, because the physical volume supplied in the EU for Russian gas is growing. He grew up for 2016 by 12%, and for 2017 — another 8 (per cent)», — said Chizhov on the TV channel «Russia 24».

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