Lithuania has completely refused to supply Russian natural gas.

The head of the country’s Energy Ministry said that Lithuania was the first in the European Union among Gazprom’s suppliers to make such a decision; the gas transportation system has been operating without Russian gas imports since April.

Lithuania has completely refused to supply Russian natural gas since April, according to the country’s Energy Ministry.

The agency cites data from the operator of the Lithuanian gas transmission system Amber Grid, according to which, on April 2, the import of Russian gas for the needs of Lithuania through the Lithuanian-Belarusian connection amounted to 0 MWh.

Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys called this decision a “turning point”: “We are the first EU country among Gazprom’s supplier countries to achieve independence from Russian gas supplies, and this is the result of many years of consistent energy policy and timely infrastructure decisions.”