Europe 1 with AFP 07:55, April 29, 2022

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday, after Russian gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria were halted, that the United States would not let Moscow "bully" European countries by threatening to deprive them of their energy resources .

He also mentioned a "Russian gas blackmail".

The United States will not let Moscow "bully" European countries by threatening to deprive them of its energy resources, Joe Biden said on Thursday, after Russian gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria were halted.

“We will not let them use their oil or gas reserves to avoid the consequences of their aggression” in Ukraine, launched the American president.

"We are working with other countries, such as Korea, Japan or Qatar, to help our European allies threatened by this Russian gas blackmail," he added.

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The threat of a shortage in Europe

The Russian gas giant Gazprom on Wednesday suspended all gas deliveries to Bulgaria and Poland, both members of the European Union and NATO, raising the threat of a shortage in central and eastern Europe but also on the whole of the European continent.

"In a way, Russia is shooting itself in the foot" by depriving itself of revenue from the sale of gas to these two states, said the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken on Thursday.

The Secretary of State also emphasized the increased exports of liquefied natural gas from the United States to Europe, "to help compensate for possible shortages", including those resulting from the "blackmail" of Russia .

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