Putin: Those who do not let the Nord Stream 2 pipeline work stupidly


The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, considers that those who do not operate the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline act stupidly.

“Regarding Nord Stream 2, yes, I agree with your estimates and that is it stupidity for those who do not enable it to work on this system because Additional volumes of natural gas volumes on the European market would undoubtedly reduce the price of natural gas on the stock market“in the spot markets”, said o Russian president at the joint meeting of the State Council and the Council on Science and Education, commenting on the speech of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who said that in Europe “they themselves do not open Nord Stream 2 and now they will start to freeze». “On their own, they are worsening their position,” Zirinovsky said.

Earlier, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had stated, according to the Interfax agency, that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Russia to Europe has become a bargaining chip in a game played by United States and the European Union.

The pipeline is awaiting its approval competent regulatory authority of Germany, at a time when the Russia and the West are in a confrontation on political and security issues related to its ambitions Of Ukraine to join NATO.

Sources: TASS, Reuters, ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ


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