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US, EU announce plan to reduce European reliance on Russian gas

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2022
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[Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters]

The United States and the European Union have unveiled a plan to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels following the invasion of Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the creation of the joint task force aimed at cutting the bloc’s reliance on Russian imports during a joint news conference in Brussels on Friday.

“Putin has used Russia’s energy resources … to manipulate its neighbours,” said Biden, who arrived in Europe this week to take part in several emergency meetings. “He’s used the...

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