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Polish government to completely stop imports of Russian coal, gas, and oil

By the end of 2022, Poland will shut down all Russian imports of coal, gas, and oil, and impose a tax on Russian fossil fuels on par with the higher gas and oil prices in the EU. This is all part of an effort to cut the flow of money to Russia's military.

Poland will put forward "the most radical" plan in Europe to eliminate its use of Russian fossil fuels, Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference in Mosciska, near Warsaw, on Wednesday.

Polish press agency AP reports that the Polish government plans to end Russia's coal imports by May, followed by gas and oil by the end of the year. This yet to be finalized plan must still be approved by Congress, Morawiecki said.

The Polish government has already taken steps to reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, which has long been a warning to its European partners that Russian President Vladimir Putin has an empire-building agenda in the region funded by Russian energy exports.

It is not possible for us to repeat those stupid, murderous, and misguided policies that increased dependence on Russia and provided it with euros and dollars to increase its military capacity and attack its neighbors," Morawiecki said.

30 March 2022


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