Boris Johnson blames Putin for global energy spike

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in an article published this Sunday in the Mail on Sunday, blames Russian President Vladimir Putin and his "barbarian invasion" of Ukraine from the global rebound in the cost of energy.

In the article, Johnson says that the next few months will be "hard" by energy surges but that the United Kingdom will come back while assuring that the Government will announce another financial aid packagewhoever is his successor Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak whose name will be known on September 5.

As he underlines, "it was Putin’s barbaric invasion that rocked the energy markets"causing the rise in energy prices and exacerbating the crisis of the cost of living in this country.

"It is Putin’s war that is costing (money) to British consumers. This is why energy bills are doubling. I’m afraid Putin knows this, and he likes it"he indicated.

Johnson fears that some European politicians "soft" They won’t take the fight and throw in the towel this winter "withdrawing sanctions (on Russia) and begging for Russian oil and gas".

The politician maintains that "In this brutal battle, the Ukrainians can and will win. And so will the UK. With each passing day, Putin’s position weakens. His ability to harass and bribe decreases. And the British position grows stronger".

Johnson remarks that this country "has more than enough resilience to get through the tough months ahead and has shown it before".

"We have made long-term decisions, such as some on domestic energy supplies, to ensure that our comeback is remarkable and our future is golden."point.

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Last Friday, the British energy sector regulator, Ofgem, announced that the maximum price that energy companies will be able to charge households per year from October 1 has been set at 3,549 pounds (4,202 euros), compared to current 1,971 pounds (2,325 euros).

The energy rise responds to the increase in wholesale gas prices globally as the economies reactivate after the pandemic and due to the war in Ukraine.

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