Germans rush to buy gas cylinders and oil heaters - Spiegel

Spiegel, Germany's largest news website, said that German consumers may face a shortage of gas cylinders and oil heaters because of the Russian President who seeks to destabilize the EU.

Gas cylinders and oil coolers have been gradually disappearing from the shelves of German hardware stores, Spiegel wrote in its morning newsletter.

The current situation is similar to the shortage of toilet paper in early 2021, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spiegel journalists blame the energy crisis on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is waging a "psychological war" with Europe.

"Putin is trying to intimidate the EU political community and ensure sustainable destabilization,” the publication said.

According to the German broadcaster WDR, major hardware store chains in Germany have confirmed an increase in demand for oil-filled radiators, convection heaters, stoves, as well as firewood, bottled propane and pellets.

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Author`s name: Editorial Team, Editor: Dmitry Sudakov