May 29, 2023
Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides

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The energy resources of the Eastern Mediterranean could reduce Europe’s dependence on gas from Russia. About it declared Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulidis during an interview with Tothemaonline.

According to him, the energy dependence of the continent on the supply of resources from the Russian Federation is “the biggest weakness of Europe.”

“Of course, the Eastern Mediterranean alone cannot replace Russian natural gas. There are no such volumes that can completely replace Russian natural gas, but, of course, there are volumes that can weaken the EU’s dependence on the Russian Federation,” the politician specified.

Christodoulidis explained that the Mediterranean region could cover approximately 15% of the EU’s gas needs for the next 25 years.

Currently, the only route for fuel supplies to the countries of Central and Western Europe is transit through Ukraine. Gas is supplied to the countries of Southern and South-Eastern Europe via the “Turkish” and “Blue” streams.

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