OREANDA-NEWS  Assistant to the German Chancellor for Economic Affairs Joerg Kukis commented on how the country reacted to the decision to abandon Russian gas. 

At the CERAWeek international energy conference in Houston, Texas, Kukis called the rejection of Russian gas a huge stress and stressed that Germany accounted for more than half of the volumes of fuel supplies. "Therefore, it is obvious that it was very difficult to replace it," he said.

At the same time, on March 5, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced the achievement of independence from Russian gas, oil and coal. He noted that the rejection of Moscow's energy resources did not lead to an economic crisis.

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner previously reported that Berlin is still dependent on energy imports, but now it is not connected with Russia.