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India Defends Russian Energy Imports: Each Month We Import “Less Than What Europe Does in an Afternoon”

HeadlineApr 13, 2022
India is defending its decision to continue importing Russian energy despite pressure from the Biden administration. During a press conference on Monday, India’s external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, pointed out Europe buys far more Russian oil and gas than India.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: “If you are looking at energy purchases from Russia, I would suggest that your attention should be focused on Europe, which probably — we do buy some energy, which is necessary for our energy security. But I suspect, looking at the figures, probably our total purchases for the month would be less than what Europe does in an afternoon. So, you might want to think about it.”

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