White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said that we are ready for any situation
Russian president threatens to cut energy supply to the West
G-7 countries plan to control Russian energy prices
Washington. The US has responded with a deal to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat. In the US, White House spokesman Karen Jean-Pierre has said that Russia wants to use energy as a weapon, but Russian President Putin should understand that we are already prepared for those potential risks. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if the US and Western countries try to control Russian energy prices, we will stop the supply of energy to Europe. Karen said Putin’s statement showed he was once again using his words and actions to weaponize energy.
White House spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden and our allies in Europe had previously predicted Russia’s move. So we have been preparing for months to face this situation. He said that we are considering various options to set a price ceiling to control Russian energy prices. Indeed, recently the G-7 countries have decided to set a price limit on Russian energy exports. He says that Russia is using energy money to attack Ukraine. Therefore, by controlling the price, the economic position of Russia can be weakened. This will also help in fighting global inflation. White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre said: “We are cautious about this possible move by Russia.” Our President Joe Biden has expressed his apprehension earlier. So we have been preparing for it for months. We have discussed the various options for setting the price range. ,
Caron said the US and the European Union have set up a task force to promote alternative sources of natural gas in Europe. Earlier, the US had said it was committed to imposing a price cap on Russian oil imports in line with the G-7 declaration by the Group of Developed Countries. The US says an ‘effective way’ to limit Russian oil prices would hit a key source of funding for Russia’s ‘illegal war’ in Ukraine. Apart from this, the move is also expected to help the US fight the rapidly rising global inflation.
G7 group member countries on Friday pledged to take immediate steps to impose price caps on Russian oil imports. Russia is using the proceeds from the sale of its crude oil in its ongoing military operations against Ukraine. The G7 wants to limit Russian oil to dilute this financial source. All Western countries, including the US, have taken a tough stand against Russia’s attack on Ukraine and have also imposed several economic sanctions on Russia. But Russia, unaffected by these sanctions, has continued its campaign against Ukraine.
tags: america, Russia, Vladimir Putin
First Published: September 08, 2022, 13:39 IST