Poland terminates Yamal gas pipeline deal with Russia

WARSAW: On Monday, Polish Climate Minister Anna Moskwa announced on Twitter that Poland has decided to suspend an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on the Yamal gas pipeline.

"Russia's aggressiveness against Ukraine has confirmed the Polish government's aim to become entirely self-sufficient in Russian gas." "We have always known Gazprom was not a trustworthy partner," Moskwa remarked.
The deal was terminated as a natural result of a suspension in Russian shipments to Poland last month, which she described as a breach of contract. She noted in comments to the PAP newswire that the measure has no effect on gas shipments from Germany to Poland via a Polish-owned pipeline. Warsaw refused to pay for gas in roubles, despite the demand.

Poland has stated repeatedly that it has no plans to renew the long-term agreement, which is slated to expire at the end of 2022. PGNiG, a Polish gas company, informed Gazprom in 2019 that the contract would be terminated on its expiration date.

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