by Chris Black
The prime minister said that the country would soon give up Russian oil and gas.
He acknowledged that these measures would lead to higher prices.
For reference: Poland buys about 40% of the gas it consumes from the Russian Federation.
Prime Minister @MorawieckiM in #Warsaw:
We are starting a complete de-Russification of the 🇵🇱 and 🇪🇺 economy. Reducing dependence on Russia is essential. This is about our “to be or not to be”. pic.twitter.com/mYtn05sNfV
— Poland in the EU (@PLPermRepEU) March 18, 2022
Also, the European Parliament banned Russian people, Russian diplomats and civil servants from entering their residences in Brussels and Strasbourg.
This was announced by EP President Roberta Metsola.
Because these are our values. This is who we are.
As of today, diplomatic & government staff of #Russia and #Belarus are banned from entering the premises of @Europarl_EN.
There is no place in the House of #Democracy for those who seek to destroy the democratic order.#StandWithUkraine️
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) March 18, 2022