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10/17, 3:06 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia using gas as political weapon is 'nonsense' - official

Russia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom Andrey Kelin (pictured) stated on Sunday that allegations that the country is using gas as a political weapon are "nonsense."

Kelin said that Gazprom increased fuel supplies to Europe and the United Kingdom by 15% due to the ongoing energy crisis. Moreover, he asserted that European partners should sign long-term contracts with the country in order to avoid a crisis in the future.

Lastly, Kelin noted that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ready to be launched and used, but it is awaiting the final decision from Germany on giving the pipeline a green light. Once that happens, gas supplies will be passed through that pipeline as the route is shorter and cleaner.

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