Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on Germans to boycott Russian gas and other goods.
“Without trade with you, without your companies and banks, Russia will have no money for this war,” Zelensky said in a video message published on social media on Monday.
No one has the right to destroy nations and divide Europe, he added.
“Please do not sponsor the war machine of Russia,” Zelensky said in a renewed appeal to Germany to help his country.
Germany has recently signed hydrogen cooperation deals with the United Arab Emirates given that it needs new gas deals if it is to turn off Russian deliveries, which amount to 55% of Germany’s fossil fuel imports.
Minister Habeck said on Sunday that Germany had clinched a long-term partnership with Qatar that could make German energy “Putin-free.”
The agreement allows for gas deliveries to Europe in the short term, then longer-term shipments to LNG terminals that Germany plans to build in order to set up its own reception capacity.