February 3, 2023

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Greece may replace Russia in natural gas supplies to Ukraine

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced his readiness to become a gas supplier to Ukraine instead of the Russian Federation.

As informs RIA Novosti, at a press conference in Alexandroupolis, the Greek prime minister said that this port city is capable of becoming a major energy hub:

“Greece is becoming a gateway for the supply of natural gas, which covers not only our needs, but also the needs of the Balkans and – why not – Eastern Europe. Why not Ukraine?”

According to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the war will end at some point, and Ukraine will need natural gas supplies:

“It’s hard to imagine that she will get it from Russia, but someone has to supply it.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister of Greece said that the country can help Europe become independent of Russian natural gas. The government is actively building infrastructure for receiving LNG, and plans to increase purchases of liquefied natural gas instead of Russian pipeline gas.

It is planned to build a floating LNG regasification terminal (FSRU) in Alexandroupolis, which is expected to be put into operation at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

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