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Russia not withholding gas for political reasons – ambassador

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Russia’s ambassador to the UK has stated that his nation is not proscribing gas exports “for political reasons”.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, Andrei Kelin denied accusations that Russia is utilizing vitality as a political weapon, amid surging costs throughout Europe which have despatched gas payments in lots of households skyrocketing.

Mr Kelin stated that the controversial new Nord Stream 2 pipeline would, as soon as authorized by Germany, present new provides at a lower cost.