Lukashenko threatened the EU to cut off the Yamal – Europe gas pipeline

It became known in which case the gas pipeline could be shut off from the side of the Republic of Belarus.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has threatened the European Union.

According to him, before imposing sanctions against Minsk, Brussels needs to think about how gas and goods in transit through the republic will enter the Old World.

Commenting on Poland's statements about the possible closure of borders, Lukashenka wondered what will happen when the border through Belarus is closed.

At the same time, he noted that Ukraine is also inaccessible for transit due to the closed border with Russia, and there are no roads through the Baltic countries.

& # 8220; I just listened to these scoundrels who are generally headless & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; Lukashenko said.

He noted that he could close the border for Poland and Germany, since the Belarusian authorities do not intend to stop at nothing in protecting their sovereignty.

Alexander Lukashenko recalled the gas pipeline passing through Belarus & # 8220; Yamal-Europe & # 8221; with increased supplies.

& # 8220; We are heating Europe, they still threaten us that they will close the border & # 8221;, & # 8211; he was indignant.

Lukashenka wondered what would happen if Belarus & # 8220; cut off natural gas & # 8221; going to the European Union.

According to him , if additional sanctions are introduced, the republic will respond in the toughest manner.

Against this background, European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni spoke about the threats to Lukashenko.

He said that the European Union will not allow itself to be intimidated, and Brussels is communicating on this issue with Moscow and a number of other suppliers.

& # 8220; And we will not allow Lukashenka to intimidate us with his threats & # 8221;, & # 8211; said the European official.

Recall that 575 km of the gas pipeline & # 8220; Yamal & # 8211; Europe & # 8221 ;. There are also five compressor stations there. The site belongs to & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;.

In turn, economist Aleksey Korenev, in an interview with, compared Lukashenko's threats to the European Union with the threats of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, promising to strike the United States with nuclear missiles. He is confident that the embodied threats will be perceived by society as & # 8220; unequivocal blackmail & # 8221 ;.

& # 8220; This is a blow to the most sore spot. Europe does not have enough gas anyway, and here the leftovers will also be blocked by & # 8221;, & # 8211; said the expert.

According to him, if Lukashenka decides to overlap, he will face very tough measures of pressure from other states.

As TopNews wrote , these days Belarus is going through a big migration crisis. The country is flooded with refugees from the Middle East.

Families with children and, as a rule, without money, have accumulated en masse in the cities of the country, as well as on the Polish-Belarusian border.

Migrants hope to get there. to the EU countries and get asylum there.

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