So, Loro noted that the new energy crisis in the country was caused, among other things, by financial restrictions imposed against Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
“By imposing sanctions on Russia, the French were also subject to sanctions.
They face their influence every day, in particular with the explosive growth in energy prices,” the deputy specified.
She explained that today France is forced to buy raw materials not "at a very favorable cost" from Russia, as before, but "at greatly inflated prices" from other countries, for example, from the United States.
“The US can sell shale gas to France, while the EU has banned its production in Europe for environmental reasons,” Loro said.
At the same time, she recalled that on December 5, 2022, the EU embargo on sea supplies of Russian oil came into force, and from February 5, 2023, a similar embargo on the import of oil products will be in effect.
According to Loro, such a policy will lead to a further increase in prices, including for diesel fuel, of which France is a major importer.
“Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, due to their geographical isolation, have been exempted from the embargo regime and continue to import Russian oil through the pipeline.
Thus, the economic interests of these states are protected,” the deputy stated.
Against this background, the parliamentarian turned to Pannier-Ryunache with a question why France would not lift the embargo on the supply of raw materials from Russia in order to protect the French from the European energy crisis.
In December, it became known that the energy ministers of the EU member states agreed on a limit on gas prices at the level of €180 per MWh (about $2,000 per 1,000 cubic meters).
Prior to this, the European Union decided to introduce a price ceiling for oil from Russia transported by sea at $60 per barrel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that a ceiling on gas prices, just like on oil, will not lead to anything good.