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Russia urged not to exploit Europe’s energy crisis

BBC, 08 Oct 2021
One of President Biden’s closest aides has urged Russia not to exploit the gas crisis that’s leading to energy shortages across Europe.

Russia supplies 40% of Europe’s natural gas imports.

It insists much of the problem lies with Europe’s decision not to take out long-term contracts, for which it is now paying the price.

US National Security advisor Jake Sullivan told the BBC: “It would be a mistake for Russia to try and exploit this, I think that would ultimately backfire on them and I believe they should respond to the market demands for increased energy demands to Europe.”

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