Moscow comments on reports of Berlin’s intention to confiscate the German part "Nord Stream-2"

According to Spiegel, citing sources in the German Finance Ministry, the ministry is studying the possibility of confiscating part of the Nord Stream 2 passing through Germany (a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic).

And a report in a German newspaper said: “The federal government is looking into whether the part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline located in Germany should be confiscated and separated from the rest of the pipeline (Nord Stream 2).”

According to the source, this will allow connecting this section of the pipe from a mobile (floating) liquefied gas station.

For his part, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on reports of the possible nationalization of the German part of Nord Stream 2, stressing that these are hypothetical arguments and there are no official data.

And in June last year, the head of the Russian company Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said that from a technical point of view, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is completely ready for operation and transportation of gas to Europe.

And Nord Stream 2 is a Russian project to build two gas pipelines, each 1,200 km long, with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The construction of the facility, in which Gazprom participates with European companies, was completed last year, but the launch of the project faced delays and bureaucratic procedures from European structures, and at the end of February last year, Berlin announced the suspension of the project. approval procedures.

Russia is one of the main gas suppliers to Europe, and Moscow has consistently emphasized that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a joint project that meets the interests of both European countries, led by Germany, as well as Russia, calling for this. the project must be distanced from the political struggle.

Source: RIA Novosti

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