Hague: Fracking can 'weaken Russia's grip over Europe'

Pushing ahead with controversial 'fracking' schemes could help reduce Russia's leverage over Europe, William Hague has suggested.

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Hague: Fracking can 'weaken Russia's grip over Europe'

Pushing ahead with controversial 'fracking' schemes could help reduce Russia's leverage over Europe, William Hague has suggested.

Foreign Secretary William Hague arrives for theEuropean Union Foreign Ministers council on the situation in Ukraine Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski

The Foreign Secretary urged a broader energy mix as he insisted nations should not "run scared" of Moscow's "bullying behaviour" in Ukraine.

The intervention - in an article for the Sunday Telegraph - came amid continuing tensions in Crimea, where pro-Russian forces have been storming Ukrainian military sites.

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