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Russia could 'come to the rescue' of UK if problems with energy supplies continue

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Russia will do what it can to assist the UK and could "come to the rescue" amid problems linked to rising energy costs. The country's ambassador Andrei Kelin also denied that Russia is withholding gas supplies, appearing to suggest commitments to increase supply will take time to take effect.

Asked on the BBC 's Andrew Marr Show if Russia understands the pressures of gas supply and price increases on people in Europe and the UK, Kelin said Russia is following the situation, but appeared to play down the significance of the issues in the UK.

However, he also suggested Russia will come to the "rescue" if needed.He said: "If it will be an opportunity we will come to rescue, we will do what we can of course to alleviate difficult conditions

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