"We are now emerging from winter with relatively full supplies. This will help fill storage facilities in the summer without Russian pipeline gas, "TASS quoted him as saying.

Muller said that filled gas storage facilities, moderate temperatures and economy played an important role in the fact that Germany "survived well last winter."

As previously noted by the European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni, Germany is among the EU countries most severely affected by the crisis.

The head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, claims that Europe has completely lost its energy security, having lost access to cheap energy resources from Russia.

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the EU authorities have begun to realize that US policy is leading to the deindustrialization of Europe.