The decision is Supported Fifty-seven members participated, but one Jūlija Stepaņenko opposed it. Nine members abstained. There are a total of 100 Saeima agents.
There was a debate about alternatives to Russian natural gas.As report, Latvia is planning to build its own LNG terminal. Estonia has a similar plan, but Lithuania already has its own LNG terminal.
In a discussion at Saeima, MP Reinis Znotiņš (conservatives) said that 75% of electricity is produced in Latvia and about 90% of the natural gas that Latvia needs has been purchased from Russia so far, about 400 million euros a year. He said he was paying.
“Time to wake up from a long winter sleep on bear claws, time to wake up and end energy dependence on Russia. [Time to] It’s time to reject Russia’s gas, invade Russia, not sponsor the Russian state, and rely on energy, “he said, saying it was time to develop an LNG terminal in Latvia.
Victorus Valinis, an opposition member of the Union of Greens and Farmers, said that if Latvia takes this sanctions route by abandoning Russia’s natural gas, such a ban is possible for it to be enforced throughout the European Union. He said he needed to do as much as he could. Otherwise, “we will be the biggest losers,” he warned.
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