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Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg announced his refusal to impose sanctions against Russian gas

Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg announced his refusal to impose sanctions against Russian gas

The possibility of refusing Russian gas is not even discussed: this will primarily harm the EU countries, so they will not agree to it, said Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg.

“There used to be a tough discussion that we should stop getting gas from Russia, and we, like a number of other EU countries, clearly said: this is not discussed, because it would greatly affect us. Here we must be realistic, even if it is emotionally unpleasant,” the diplomat admitted.


At the same time, he stressed: Austria does not refuse other anti-Russian restrictions, but calls for their introduction deliberately.


Earlier, Schallenberg also acknowledged that anti-Russian sanctions affect his country, since Russia is its important trading partner.

According to the minister, Moscow is an important supplier of natural resources, oil and gas.