EU ‘sold its soul’ to Russia – Poland – RT World News

Bloc has been seduced by cheap energy supplies from Moscow, says Polish PM

Europe has allowed itself to become dependent on Russian energy like a drug addict, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.

Speaking at a conference in Warsaw on efforts to support Ukraine, Morawiecki suggested the EU had clung to Russian natural resources, with Moscow doing its best to allow dependency. “The dealer always gives the first dose for free or very cheaply so that the addict will come back for more and accept any price”, he said.

As a result, said the Prime Minister, gas contracts with Russia “turned out to be a pact under which Europe sold its soul.” The mainland was “So easily seduced by Russia” step through “demonic abilities”, but rather because of his own weakness, he claimed.

At the same time, Morawiecki said that the conflict in Ukraine had awakened many countries “from their geopolitical slumber.” As the fighting rages on, the West stands at a crossroads: “either the victory of Russia and the defeat of the West, or the rebirth of Western civilization”, he asserted.

“Today it is not enough for us to talk about rebuilding Europe, today we must think about rebuilding Europe so that peace and security become the permanent foundations of development for many decades”, Morawiecki pointed out.

Since the beginning of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, the EU has been committed to completely weaning itself off Russian energy by 2030. It intends to redouble its efforts on green energy and securing the supply of oil and gas of non-Russian origin. In particular, the bloc has resorted to importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.

However, in October, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused the US of taking advantage of the EU’s economic woes, saying it was selling its LNG “at four times the price it sets for its own manufacturers.”

Commenting on the bloc’s efforts to reduce dependence on Russian energy, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in December that the EU was replacing only one “addiction” with another while filling Washington’s coffers with billions of dollars.

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