Russia’s Vladimir Putin talks energy and geopolitics

 Russia’s Vladimir Putin talks energy and geopolitics

10:00 am: Here are the main takeaways as the panel concludes

As proceedings draw to a close, here’s a look at some of the main takeaways from Wednesday’s panel:

On gas: At the start of the plenary session at Russian Energy Week, Russia’s Putin insisted the country was not using gas as a geopolitical weapon and instead stands ready to help Europe with additional energy supplies. CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt has the story: Putin says Russia is not using gas as a weapon, claims U.S. added to energy crisis

On Nord Stream 2: Putin rejected criticism of the contentious pipeline as “nonsense” and described the project as “purely commercial.”

On COP26: The Russian president said he was still unsure whether to attend U.N.-brokered climate talks in person later this month. The event is due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from Oct. 31 through to Nov. 12. CNBC’s Vicky McKeever has the story: Putin says he may not attend climate summit COP26 over Covid…

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