Americans: Merkel's threats over Navalny make Russia laugh

After the poisoning of the opposition Russian policy Alexei Navalny Germany has stepped up pressure on Russia, warning that the lack of support in the investigation could "force" Germany to revise the project of the German-Russian gas pipeline. Foxnews writes about it.

I hope that the Russians will not force us to change our position on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is being built along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. If in the coming days Russia does not announce its readiness to take part in the investigation, we will have to consult with our partners. More than 100 companies from 12 European countries are taking part in the construction of the gas pipeline, and about half of them are German

- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the weekly Bild am Sonntag, hinting at the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia.

Here are some comments from American readers of this news:

Nothing will happen, and the construction of SP-2 will continue. Germany needs gas, and the Russian Federation is ready to supply it - you don't have to be allies for this

- the user wildfox notes pragmatically.

Does Merkel think she can defeat the Russian bear?

- asks uncleedintexas.

Merkel's threats make Russia laugh

- states a user with an unreadable nickname.

The main thing for Russians is that they are not such hypocrites as Europeans and Americans. It makes no sense for the Russian authorities to persecute Navalny. Someone else did it to blame Putin and launch an anti-Russian campaign in the West

- suggests justbefare.

These are just empty threats - Berlin will not stop the construction of the gas pipeline, and Moscow knows about it

- says Eaglegreen.

Merkel led her country into cultural chaos and tied the energy needs of her citizens to Russia. Worst German leader in 50 years

- Cloneprone is skeptical.

The cost of heating a house for an average family in Germany without Russian gas will increase by 100 euros per year. Whether it is correct or not, the cost of refusing fuel from the Russian Federation will be very painful if we consider it on the scale of an entire state. Politicians talk about it, but ordinary people will tolerate

- texashillcountry724 regrets, forgetting, however, to mention the German industrialists, who will suffer much more tangible losses.

Merkel says the same thing that Obama said in his time. She does not intend to stop cooperation with Russia, no matter how many human rights violations there are in the Russian Federation

- the SkyeAssociation user categorically states.

Stop building a gas pipeline? What will it cost Germany? Seems like history doesn't teach this country anything

- asks rhetorical questions justice4who.

Germany is the most corrupt country in the world with a left-wing slant, points the finger at the Kremlin? It's time to teach the Germans a lesson - I support Russia!

- wrote a controversial comment outsideperspective991.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 7 September 2020 13: 32
    When the cold winter begins and the Nazis blow up the Ukrainian gas pipeline, the Germans will beg Russia to send more gas.
    1. Morgan Offline Morgan
      Morgan (Miron) 9 September 2020 22: 09
      A strange statement of a narrow-minded person, I will explain: Gazprom and the entire Russian government, plus the oligarchs, live at the expense of Germany and the like. When they have losses, they will begin to make up for them at your expense in the form of taxes, an increase in the retirement age, etc., and you will have nothing to eat, inflation and other troubles will start for you again. And Germany will not remain without gas.
      European countries are increasing their purchases of liquefied gas in Qatar and the United States, replacing them with pipeline supplies from the Russian Federation. The US share in Europe has skyrocketed almost 9 times. If in 2018 American gas accounted for only 0,7% of the European market with supplies of 3,7 billion cubic meters, then in 2020 it is already 6,2%, and in the first half of the year alone, 17,4 billion cubic meters were supplied. According to the results of the second quarter of 2020, the share of Russian gas in the European market fell from 50% to 27,8%, Gazprom said in its RAS report. On the way is Turkey, which is developing a field in the Black Sea.
      Azerbaijan is on the Turkish market. It became the leader in shipments in March and occupied almost a quarter of the market. In second place is Qatar, in third - Iran, in fourth - Algeria.
      1. Badger Offline Badger
        Badger (Dmitriy) 10 September 2020 16: 05
        Nonsense! You don't even understand the real state of affairs.
        1. Morgan Offline Morgan
          Morgan (Miron) 12 September 2020 23: 50
          This is not nonsense, but official data from Russian sources. In reality, I think things are much worse.
      2. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
        Georgievic (Georgievic) 17 October 2020 16: 42
        Miron... Very bad dill! Through the sale of gas, 41,7% of all revenues of the federal budget of the Russian Federation for 1919!
  2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 September 2020 10: 09
    There has long been an oversupply of gas on the market and consumers are beginning to dictate conditions. Russia's positions with gas have become significantly weaker.
    And most importantly, Merkel spoke about cooperation in the investigation. If the Russian secret services are not to blame, what is the problem? Or will Petrov and Vasechkin take the stage again?
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 9 September 2020 17: 48
      Gas tends to evaporate if not replenished. Today is, and tomorrow? Yes, and the price, the Americans, for example, are in favor with both hands, if it increases by orders of magnitude for Germany, there was a competitor and consider there is no competitor ...
  3. Merkelitsa somehow sluggishly blathers, you can immediately see - from under the stick of the State Department!
  4. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 9 September 2020 07: 18
    This suggests that one and the same phrase can be juggled endlessly. We need to think about who will replace Merkel.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 9 September 2020 15: 21
    Frau hit. Anvil - German industrialists, hammer - USA. No matter how you turn, the result is already clear. At the end of the benefit performance, she will also be remembered for migrants.
  6. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
    Rashid116 (Rashid) 9 September 2020 20: 25
    It seems that the grandmother poisoned Navalny in order to jump off the SP-2 so clumsily. Why are the Americans keeping her there? This is not the first time I've seen her, to the detriment of her country, carry out their orders. The Germans, like the Britons, run in front of the locomotive with their presenters. This guy was still on the plane, and they were already blaming Russia for all the deadly sins. Some kind of deja vu.