The media named the main fear of the Baltic countries in front of Russia

The media named the main fear of the Baltic countries in front of Russia

04:18 06/10/2018 (updated: 12:45 10/06/2018 ) 34752 38 137 MOSCOW, June 10 – RIA Novosti. Baltic countries fear that Russia will cease to supply electricity to them, writes Helsingin Sanomat .
The end of the electric ring. Who breaks ties between the Baltic States and Russia It is noted that the Baltic states are concerned about belonging to the railway, oil and gas pipelines united with Russia, as well as the BREL energy system linking Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Old Soviet systems continue to be used, despite the fact that Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius almost 15 years ago joined the European Union. The publication reports that the Baltic states may face the threat of electricity cutoff from Russia if Moscow withdraws from BRELL in the 2020s, when Kaliningrad becomes energetically independent. In this regard, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania intend to disconnect from BREL by 2025 and join the European system passing through Poland.
German Foreign Minister humiliated the Baltic States and Ukraine “Russian pipe” Experts interviewed by the newspaper called the Baltic plans “a political project” and questioned its effectiveness. “Taxpayers will incur additional costs, and energy security will not increase,” the source said.
The Baltic countries announced plans to withdraw from BRELL in October 2017. At the end of March, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis and Head of the Polish Government Mateusz Moravetski met with European Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker and reached a joint statement on synchronization of the Baltic electricity networks through Poland by 2025.

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