“You asked about capping prices for our energy resources…This is an absolutely stupid decision. If someone tries to implement it, it will not lead to anything good for those who do so,” Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on Wednesday.

“There are contractual obligations, supply contracts, and if any decisions of a political nature are made which contradict the contracts, we simply won’t fulfill them. And in general we will not supply anything at all if it is contrary to our interests, in this case economic interests. We will not supply gas, nor oil, nor coal, nor fuel oil,” Putin said…


“Those trying to impose something on us are in no position to dictate their will to us. Freeze, wolf tail, freeze!” Putin quipped, quoting from the Russian fairy tail The Fox and the Wolf, in which the fox tricks the wolf into ice fishing with his tail, ultimately leaving the wolf frozen to the ice…


“Give us a turbine and we’ll turn Nord Stream 1 on tomorrow. But they don’t give us anything, and say ‘see, they’re using energy as a weapon’. What weapon? They themselves have engaged in a bunch of mischief and now don’t know what to do. They’ve put themselves in a so-called sanctions dead end. There is only one way out. We are seeing demonstrations in Germany demanding that Nord Stream 2 be turned on. We support these demands of German energy consumers. We’re ready to do so tomorrow. It’s enough to simply press a button. But we aren’t the ones who placed sanctions on Nord Stream 2. [Europe] did so under US pressure. And why are the Americans pressuring the Europeans? Because they themselves want to sell them gas for three times the price,” Putin said…


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