Putin Links European Gas Crunch to EU Buying on Spot Markets
"The problems they created should be solved by them and we are ready to help. We are doing this", he said at an annual press conference.
"I suspect that this gas has ended up in Ukraine. Consumers in Europe, in Germany, should know what's going on and maybe they should ask the responsible authorities to clear things up", he said. "Instead of pumping gas to Poland and on to Ukraine in order to hold up its trousers, they should continue pumping gas to Europe and Germany. This would influence the spot market price".