Lithuania's Minister of Energy Jaroslav Neverovič sees no reason for Russia, who has become subject to sanctions imposed by Western states, to take measures against Lithuania such as a gas embargo.
Minister of Energy Jaroslav Neverovič
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

"I think such a scenario is impossible for several reasons. First, we do not depend on the flow that is directly problematic, namely, gas traffic which crosses the Ukrainian territory towards the European Union. We are meeting all our obligations to Gazprom, there are no issues regarding gas supply. Of course, there is that dispute which is solved through arbitration. Here, of course, the interests of our country are being represented, but I do not see any reason for the escalation," said the minister in an interview with the Žinių Radijas radio on Thursday.

According to Neverovič, the possibility to stop buying Russian gas is under consideration in the European Union. However, he adds, in Lithuania this scenario is premature and cannot be under consideration before the Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal is launched.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.

700,000 EUR will be allocated to Baltic startups from Russian food retailer

X5 Retail Group , leading Russian food retailer, has launched the review process of technology...

New measures to save Baltic cod

The European Commission has announced emergency measures to save the ailing eastern Baltic cod stock...

Tax on polluting cars could start at EUR 20 per year

With the Lithuanian government considering levying a tax on polluting cars , a senior...

Government expected to approve Amber Grid's security plan

The Lithuanian government is expected to endorse this week the security plans of the natural gas...

One more victory for Vilnius: Finnish company chose Lithuanian capital for its business services office

Metso has decided to establish a new Metso Business Services (MBS) center in Vilnius , the...