NATO warships will try to prevent the end of the "Nord Stream 2"

The command of the North Atlantic Alliance announced the beginning of military maneuvers in the area of ​​construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline. According to Vesselfinder, which tracks the movement of ships and vessels, minesweepers from NATO's Standing Maritime Demining Group appeared on 5 October between the Polish shores and Bornholm Island along the Nord Stream 2 construction route. Naval vessels from Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Latvia, Belgium, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany are now in these waters.

The official goal of the exercise is to clear the bottom of the Baltic Sea from old ammunition. However, to all appearances, such statements only cover up the true meaning of NATO's actions. First, the leadership of the military bloc did not provide any information in advance about the conduct of exercises in this Baltic area. In addition, the pipeline route runs in the same lane as for Nord Stream-1 - all the necessary demining work on the seabed has long been completed, and the relevant documents on the absence of mine risk have been received.

Thus, there can be only one goal of finding minesweepers along the route of the SP-2 - to prevent the completion of the construction of the Russian pipeline. To this end, the United States is forcing the Akademik Chersky pipe-laying vessel and support ships to leave the region of operations, thereby blocking the laying of the gas pipeline for an indefinite period.

Apparently, Washington and Brussels are guided by a sense of impunity, confident in the absence of any tough response from Moscow. Most likely, at the pipe-laying stage, the Chersky will need to be escorted by the Russian Navy, as it was during the ship's passage from the Far East to the Baltic Sea.
  • Photos used: Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
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  1. monman Offline monman
    monman (Garik Mokin) 7 October 2020 20: 18
    ... thereby blocking the laying of the gas pipeline indefinitely.

    In fact, all maneuvers have a “from_to” time frame and the maneuver / timeline locations are published in advance so that countries can change the passage of ships.
    And if NATO didn’t report this event to the Reporter’s editorial office, then it’s the Reporter’s misfortune - they are soooooooo ...!
    1. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
      Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 7 October 2020 23: 02
      Nobody forbids them to arrange exercises on a rotational basis. Two countries every 2 weeks. Silly and childish? This is the wretched population of Europe and the United States, they are too insignificant for something smart.
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 8 October 2020 06: 08
    Thus, there can be only one goal of finding minesweepers along the route of the SP-2 - to prevent the completion of the construction of the Russian pipeline.

    Actually, there is one more - "find" old mines and / or slip them under the pipes "for later" when the pressure tests begin. The old ones - so that no one accused them of a terrorist attack, during the tests - so that the "partners" slowed down the project for another year, allegedly.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 8 October 2020 14: 44
      The task of the maneuvers is to check the SP-2 for any additional "things" and show who is the boss ... All over the maneuvers have a time frame, otherwise shipping in non-neutral waters cannot be closed for a long time, so there are courts and lawsuits, especially in SP- 2 and its sequels have invested a lot of money from the west ... ... Economic war in full force ...
      1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
        g1washntwn (George Washington) 9 October 2020 06: 09
        Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
        The task of the maneuvers is to check the SP-2 for any additional "pieces"

        I wrote about it. "Stuff" can be put on. Operation "Marine Novice" or a terrorist attack on a pipe ... Not the point. They cannot defile on exercises in the completion area endlessly, you yourself wrote about it. So the meaning is not in the time delay, but in another.
  3. Russobel Offline Russobel
    Russobel (Andrei) 8 October 2020 17: 41
    Zircon was tested on surface targets.
    Place a couple of carriers of these missiles near Chersky, and let them maneuver how many targets there will be ...
  4. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 8 October 2020 20: 48
    The article was awesome, even the author is not listed. In December 2019, a contract was signed between Gazprom and Naftogaz. The essence of the contract: pumping gas to the EU through Ukraine for 5 years. In 20120 - 65 billion cubic meters. meters, in the remaining 4 years 40 billion cubic meters. meters annually. So, it's too early to worry ... Of course, if NATO conducts naval exercises continuously for all 4 years (2020 is almost ending), then there is reason for concern.