“OPEC is not behind the rise in prices.

There are a number of factors besides OPEC that have actually led to higher gas and oil prices.

And in my opinion, it's all about the lack of investment - the chronic lack of investment," TASS quoted him as saying.

He noted that this is the "harsh reality" that needs to be realized.

Earlier, Igor Yushkov, a leading expert of the National Energy Security Fund, commented on the situation in the EU energy industry in an interview with PolitExpert.