As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to rage, Poland is demanding an increase in gas exports from Nigeria to help the country maintain energy security amid the current crisis in the European Union.
Polish President Andrzej Duda made the request on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The first deliveries of liquefied gas to the Polish gas port and the import of oil by Grupa Lotos SA in Poland have already taken place in recent years. We want to strengthen this cooperation. We would like to see an increase in supply to our country from Nigeria in the future,” Duda was quoted by Polish state television as saying.
According to the Polish leader, the talks with Buhari were very important both for Warsaw and for the EU in terms of energy security.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk appealed for help to defend against Ukrainian forces. The West responded by imposing comprehensive sanctions on Russia, with the EU pledging to end its dependence on Russian energy supplies. The bloc has already approved seven sanctions packages against Moscow, including phasing out Russian oil.