“Europe is ready for Russia’s energy blackmail. “The European Union is confident that they will be able to withstand the possible discomfort in light of the threat of a complete stoppage of Russian gas supplies this winter.”
“Report” informs that Matthew Bryza, a senior researcher of the Atlantic Council of the USA, international expert and former ambassador of the USA to Azerbaijan, said this on “Espresso” TV channel.
According to him, the winter will be quite difficult for Europeans:
“However, it will be difficult for some large enterprises, not houses. “According to public opinion polls conducted in Germany, Germans are ready for the temperature to drop at home and economic growth to slow down a bit.”
According to the diplomat, if the weather becomes too cold and the discomfort exceeds the readiness to resist Russia, the Europeans will have to change their minds:
“Europe shows its readiness to resist Russian energy blackmail, in which case Russia will receive a crushing economic blow. The Kremlin will not be able to continue financing military operations against Ukraine in the spring. Europeans understand that it is necessary to stop Russia on the battlefield.”