Lithuania declares independence from Russian gas

Lithuania became the first EU country to completely abandon Russian gas imports in response to the war in Ukraine. The news was announced by Energy Minister Dainius Cravis.

“This is the result of our long-term energy policy and modern infrastructure solutions,” he said. And even declared something like Independence Day.

Russian gas has been replaced by liquefied gas delivered to the city of Klaipeda by a ship – a terminal called “Independence”.

Until last year, Russia supplied 38% of its gas to Lithuania, and now only American gas will enter.

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