The Saeima of Latvia approved a ban on the supply of Russian natural gas from 2023. This writes Delfi with reference to the press service of the department.
Thus, the Saeima supported the introduction of amendments to the energy law in the final reading. According to it, a single operator for the transportation and storage of natural gas must control the reduction of supply risks and create strategic reserves of natural gas.
The readiness of Latvia to abandon Russian gas by 2023 became known in mid-April. This was stated by Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins. According to him, the first step will be to conclude an agreement with Estonia. According to it, Latvia will be able to receive additional gas from the Paldiski terminal under construction in Estonia until it builds its own.
Earlier, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said that the forthcoming seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia would not include restrictions on Russian gas imports. According to him, this is due to the fact that when introducing new sanctions, the rule must be respected, according to which they should have a greater impact on Russia than on the countries that impose them.