It's cold over here. Fortunately, yesterday Ukraine signed an accord with Russia and the European Union to resume European gas supplies after several days of disruption amid freezing temperatures.
There was no problem here in Austria as we have some reserve, but more than 15 countries across central and eastern Europe have been hit by the shutdown of Russian gas supplies. Tens of thousands of homes in central Europe have been left without heating, and schools and businesses had to close.
The arrival of the gas will take some time, three days at least.
I really hope, European politicians will have a reality check due to this crisis and will concentrate more determinedly on renewable energy sources.
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