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Russian ambassador to Iraq: ‘No objections’ to Kurdistan Region exporting gas to Europe

Elbrus Kutrashev spoke to the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw about plans to export natural gas from the autonomous part of northern Iraq to Europe in response to the war in Ukraine.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani.

Russia’s ambassador to Iraq addressed plans to export natural gas from the Kurdistan Region to Europe in an interview yesterday. 

Elbrus Kutrashev spoke with the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw about the energy-related effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He specifically addressed plans to export gas from the autonomous Kurdistan Region to Europe, saying Russia has “absolutely no objections” and that exports are a “sovereign right” for all of Iraq.  

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