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The EU will not be blackmailed after Russia cuts its gas supply to Poland in Bulgaria, Metsola says.



European Parliament Chairman Roberta Metsola said on Wednesday that the European Parliament would not be threatened by Russia.

This was after the Kremlin cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria (two NATO countries).

“The EU is not blackmailed. We are not afraid of Putin. Poland, Bulgaria and other target countries will find our support,” she said in a tweet.

Metsra said the EP called for an immediate pan-European embargo on the Kremlin-controlled energy supply. “Now is the time to completely break the dependence on the dictator.”

Russia’s move was seen as a dramatic escalation in a conflict that was becoming a broader battle with the West.

The day after the United States and other Western allies vowed to accelerate more and better military supply to Ukraine, the Kremlin used its most important exports as a force to raise the ante. Russia then went further, saying it could cut off gas supplies to other European customers.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-04-27/local-news/EU-will-not-be-blackmailed-Metsola-says-after-Russia-cuts-gas-supplies-to-Poland-Bulgaria-6736242508 The EU will not be blackmailed after Russia cuts its gas supply to Poland in Bulgaria, Metsola says.

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