“The transportation of crude oil to the Czech Republic via the Druzhba pipeline is proceeding as usual as planned,” Puttsova said.
Recall that in December last year, an embargo on the supply of offshore oil to the EU entered into force. However, imports via the Druzhba pipeline, whose northern branch leads to Poland and Germany, and the southern branch to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, are not subject to the ban.
At the same time, Mikhail Vedernikov, a leading researcher at the European Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RG about the Czech Republic’s notable dependence on Russian energy carriers . Thus, according to him, in 2021 the Czech Republic was in third place in the EU in terms of natural gas purchased from Gazprom (worth 5.6 billion euros). For example, Russian suppliers supplied 86% of the Czech Republic’s demand for gas and 35% for oil.
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