Minister: Russian gas imports to Czechia fall to zero

Imports of gas from Russia to Czechia fell to zero last month, the Czech minister of industry and trade, Jozef Síkela, said on Twitter. The state replaced Russian imports with liquefied natural gas from the Netherlands and Belgium.

In the last five months Russia supplied an average of 2.2 percent; in previous years around 97 percent of imports came from there.

Czechia began looking intensively for alternative sources of power following the Moscow government’s decision to invade Ukraine 12 months ago.

Author: Ian Willoughby