As Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov emphasized on state television on Saturday evening, there are no restrictions on gas deliveries to the European Union. However, he sharply criticized the resale of Russian gas supplies to Poland by Germany amid the Europe-wide price hike. This week, the Polish government accused Moscow of having stopped gas supplies to Europe via the Yamal pipeline. In addition, Gazprom has been accused of “manipulation”.
That week Germany pumped gas in the opposite direction to Poland. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any political instrumentalisation of the pipeline. Instead, he accused Poland of “bypassing” Russia when operating the pipeline.