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Johnson: Something positive will come out of the war in Ukraine, de-dependence on Russian energy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that weaning off Russian energy imports would be a positive outcome of the war in Ukraine as Western countries seek to curb purchases of Russian goods.

“Out of this disaster, out of Putin’s war, I think something good will come, that Europe will be independent of Russian hydrocarbons,” Johnson said, speaking from the site of a nuclear power plant in eastern England.

“We will no longer be dependent, we will no longer be vulnerable to his blackmail, and in this country we will have greatly accelerated long-overdue reforms and taken steps to become energy independent, namely, repairing the damage we have done in our nuclear industry,” Johnson said.

He noted that there will be “greater cash support” from the government to manage the cost of living crisis that is putting pressure on households and businesses.

“We are helping people with the cost of living and of course there will be more liquidity, whoever succeeds me, from the next few months,” the British prime minister told reporters.

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital

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