War in Ukraine: Germany reduces energy dependence on Russia | NDR.de – News

Status: 25/03/2022 14:22

As fighting continues in Ukraine, the consequences of the war are at stake on a political level. According to Economy Minister Habeck, Germany is working “at high speed” to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The news at a glance

The Green politician said in Berlin that there have been significant successes on the way to reducing Russian imports of gas, oil and coal. By the end of the summer and autumn, Germany may already completely without Russian coal. As for oil, Russian imports are expected to halve by the summer. In the case of gas, it may be possible to become independent of Russian supplies by the summer of 2024, with the exception of some actions. Germany is “putting energy supply on a broader basis,” Habeck said. The United States wants this year together with international partners Provide an additional 15 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the EU to replace Russian gas imports.

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US President Biden visits Poland

After US President Biden attended NATO, G7 and EU summits on Thursday and called for the exclusion of Russia from the G20 group, today and tomorrow it will stop in Poland. So far, around 2.2 million refugees have entered the country next to Ukraine and most have remained there.

According to the authorities, the situation in the city of Mariupol, surrounded and largely destroyed, is still dire. In the missile attack on a theater last week about 300 people were killed, the city administration said, citing eyewitnesses.

Current reports on fighting and developments in Ukraine, as well as international diplomacy, can be found in the live blog at tagesschau.de.

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The actual number is probably higher because there are no regular checks at the German-Polish border. More information at tagesschau.de. external

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The willingness to help those affected by the war is great. What needs to be considered? NDR.de offers an overview. Moreover

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Five vans have left Rastorf for the Polish-Ukrainian border since morning. On board: hoses, pumps, fire extinguishers. Moreover

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