UN chief accuses fossil fuel lobby of using Ukraine conflict for its own gain

April 30, 2022 11:34 p.m. STI

Moscow [Russia]April 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Interested parties are now using the Ukrainian conflict to promote the use of fossil fuels, although there is an urgent need to switch to renewable energy sources, the UN secretary general said on Saturday , Antonio Guterres.

“Fossil fuel interests are now cynically using the war in Ukraine to try to secure a high-carbon future. A shift to renewables is crucial to repairing our broken global energy mix and offering hope to millions. suffering from climate impacts today,” António Guterres tweeted. .
On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk requested help in defending them against intensifying attacks by Ukrainian troops. Western countries and their allies responded by imposing comprehensive sanctions against Russia. The European Union is also committed to reducing its dependence on Russian energy. On April 8, the bloc announced the fifth anti-Russian sanctions package which included a ban on imports of coal and other solid fossil fuels.
At the same time, the EU has been looking for other suppliers of LNG and oil, and has considered increasing its own coal production. (ANI/Sputnik)

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