Following a meeting with her Baltic counterparts on Wednesday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock stated that Germany will cease buying oil from Russia by the end of the year.
As a result, Baerbock stated emphatically and absolutely, “Yes, Germany is also entirely phasing off its reliance on Russian oil and gas imports.”
‘By the summer, we will have halved the price of oil and will be at 0 by the end of the year. Then gas will follow, according to a shared European roadmap, since our common strength is our complete withdrawal from the European Union, which is our common strength.’
Meanwhile, Russia announced on Wednesday that it had successfully launched the first test of its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, a new and long-awaited addition to Russia’s nuclear arsenal that President Vladimir Putin claims will make Moscow’s adversaries think.
The missile was launched from Plesetsk in the country’s northwest and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east, according to Putin, who was notified by the military on television.
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The Sarmat has been in development for years, so its test-launch comes as no surprise to the West, but it does so at a time when geopolitical tensions over the Ukraine conflict are at an all-time high.
“The new complex possesses the highest tactical and technical capabilities and is capable of defeating any modern anti-missile defence systems. There are no equivalents in the world, and there won’t be for a long time “Putin stated the following.