US intends to deprive the Czech Republic of energy independence


The unexpectedly harsh anti-Russian escapade of the Czech Republic can cost Prague dearly. Until recently, this Eastern European country was considered, if not friendly, then at least neutral towards us, and its President Milos Zeman has always demonstrated an extraordinary adequacy for the leader of a NATO member state. Now the Czech leader faces charges of high treason because of his balanced position on "the next adventures of the GRU agents Petrov and Boshirov." The irony is that President Zeman is by no means an "agent of the Kremlin" but a real pro-Czech politician.


The fact is that Prague is still quite dependent on Moscow economically, and the severing of these ties with Russia will hit the Czech Republic first of all. The scandal around "Petrov and Boshirov", frankly sucked out of the thumb, is unprofitable for our countries, but interesting for the competitors of Russia and the entire European Union as a whole. I mean, of course, the United States of America, and here's why.

First, the Czech Republic is one of the consumers of Russian gas. Deliveries began back in the Soviet period in 1967 to friendly Czechoslovakia. Gazprom signed a long-term contract valid until 2035. Deliveries are made via the Yamal - Europe and Nord Stream / OPAL gas pipelines. In 2019, the Republic consumed 8,11 billion cubic meters. "Blue fuel" from Russia is primarily used for the needs of a highly developed Czech industry.

Second, Prague continues to depend on the supply of Russian nuclear fuel for its two nuclear power plants. Recall that both of its nuclear power plants were built according to Soviet designs. From the very moment of its launch, Rosatom has been supplying TVEL for the Temelin and Dukovany NPPs, but the American-Japanese company Westinghouse actively tried to seize this contract from it. However, the experiment with replacing Russian fuel assemblies with American ones turned out to be unsuccessful, their depressurization was noted, and Prague prudently chose not to experiment further with its nuclear safety. Apparently, for the United States, this was the last straw in the cup of patience. Forbes commented on the situation as follows:

Westinghouse is more than just a prominent American energy brand. This is the real "battering ram" that Washington uses.

After the Czech Republic crossed the invisible "red lines", it began to have problems with both of its nuclear power plants. The first “victim” was the Temelin NPP, which consists of two power units with 1000 GW VVER-1 reactors each. It is the country's largest electricity producer, launched in 2002. The construction of the third and fourth power units was frozen in the early nineties due to the need to switch to Western European standards. In 2005, the question arose about the resumption of the project, and after lengthy approvals, it was decided to start construction in 2013 in order to commission two new power units by 2020. However, the country's authorities in 2010 announced the postponement of the tender for an indefinite period. As you can see, 11 years later things are still there. It must be assumed that the project freeze worked, first of all, against Rosatom, which had a good chance of winning the construction tender.

The same fate is likely to befall the second Czech nuclear power plant, Dukovany. The list of applicants this time expanded: they were not only the Russian state corporation and the American-Japanese company Westinghouse, but also French, South Korean and Chinese contractors. The company from the PRC was pushed aside by Prague from participation in its project, first of all, motivating it with its insufficient experience. This number would not work with Rosatom, since the corporation has full technological cycle from the extraction of raw materials and design of nuclear power plants to disposal of spent nuclear fuel. And then in time there was a "explosion from the past" at the ammunition depot in Vrbetica, in which the Czech police unsubstantiatedly accused "the GRU agents Petrov and Boshirov". The result is logical: Rosatom will be barred from participating in the tender.

As you can see, "battering ram" works very effectively, not disdaining any means. Of course, this is not only a matter of the commercial interests of one private Westinghouse company, but of the entire policy USA in the European direction. What will Washington achieve by finally quarreling Moscow and Prague? Rosatom will not receive a multi-billion dollar contract for the completion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant, and the Czech Republic will be forced to agree to an offer from an American company. It is fashionable in the West to say that dependence on Russia is bad, but who said that dependence on the United States is good? The United States will simply put the Czechs on the "energy hook" for the next 100 years and will dictate their own terms to them.
The same is happening now, for example, in Poland, where, for purely political reasons, it is planned to curtail the consumption of Russian gas, and the process of switching to American LNG is under way. The more expensive electricity is, the lower will be the competitiveness of European production in comparison with the American one.

It is worth mentioning that the Czech Republic and Poland have become major trade and technological partners of Germany in recent decades, supplying industrial and agricultural products to Germany. Wolfgang Büchele, Chairman of the Eastern Committee, commented on this situation as follows:

15 years after the EU enlargement to the east, our eastern neighbors are deeply integrated into the value chains operating in Germany. the economy... Chances are high that this unique success story will continue to our mutual benefit.

Not the fact that this success story will be allowed to continue further. The scandal with "Petrov and Boshirov", blown up from scratch, simultaneously hits the economies of the Czech Republic, Russia, as well as Germany, the main competitor of the United States in the European Union.
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  1. Bulanov Online Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 28 2021 13: 13
    +2
    It's time for Czechs to remember the Czech enemies of the people, who hinder the development of the welfare of the Czech Republic. And this is not President Zeman. And if energy resources become more expensive, the Czechs themselves will ask to go to Russia to build their own Czech factories there. like Skoda already working in Russia? And then Germany will catch up, and will invest in the Russian Federation, as they used to invest in China.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 28 2021 13: 24
    +2
    It seems to me that Russia is not the main goal here - the United States is destroying, driving Eastern Europe under the banner of Russophobia, economic ties and the EU economy itself.
  3. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) April 28 2021 14: 01
    +4
    independence is expensive. 90% of the countries of the world do not have the funds for this

    all the more so among these dwarfs, who gloriously and amicably fell under the Nazis in the 40s. They are waiting for a new Fuhrer, why do they need independence? They don't even know what to do with it. They do not even know that they may have their own interests.

    They are pathetic) The same as the local Estonian who pours out here
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 30 2021 02: 36
      +1
      Alexndr p... Let the jackalit, he is not the only one.
  4. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) April 29 2021 22: 57
    -3
    Title:

    US intends to deprive the Czech Republic energy independence

    Text:

    The fact is that Prague is still quite highly dependent on Moscow economically, and the severing of these ties with Russia will hit primarily the Czech Republic itself.

    First, the Czech Republic is one of the consumers of Russian gas.

    Secondly, Prague is still depends on the supply of Russian nuclear fuel for their two nuclear power plants.

    Sergei, you will already decide - does the Czech Republic have energy independence or is it energetically dependent on Russia? Or is dependence on Russia independence?

    Let me remind you. that "independence" and "dependent" do not go together.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 29 2021 23: 05
      +1
      Quote: Cyril
      Let me remind you. that "independence" and "dependent" do not go together.

      Cyril, they do not need to be combined, one of them is immature. smile
      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) April 29 2021 23: 06
        -2
        Isophat, leave your manifestations of dissatisfaction to yourself.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) April 29 2021 23: 10
          +1
          Cyril... My smile is caused by your words, what do you mean when you say the next phrase?

          Quote: Cyril
          Let me remind you. that "independence" and "dependent" do not go together.
          smile
          1. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) April 29 2021 23: 13
            -2
            When I wrote this, I meant exactly what is written - the concepts of "independence" and "depends" with each other do not logically combine (contradict).

            You saw some intimate insinuations in this - you urgently need to see a doctor or watch a video of well-known content in order to relieve tension.
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) April 29 2021 23: 36
              +1
              Quote: Cyril
              Let me remind you. that "independence" and "dependent" do not go together.

              Quote: Cyril
              ... the concepts of "independence" and "depends" do not logically combine with each other (contradict).

              Cyril, a logical relationship can be between judgments.

              How do you think should logically combine (do not contradict) clue? smile
              1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                Cyril (Kirill) April 29 2021 23: 40
                -2
                logical relationships can be between judgments.

                Oh, Isophat, when you try to get into logic that you don't understand, it becomes very funny.

                Contradiction (also contradictory) - attitude two concepts and judgments, each of which is a negation of the other.

                https://fil.wikireading.ru/517

                § 5. Logical relationships between concepts

                Logic: A Study Guide for Law Schools
                Demidov I.V.

                Next time, take the trouble to open the logic tutorial. For a start, at least just open it. Then, mustering your strength, try to read something. I no longer ask about understanding - this is not yours, not yours.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) April 30 2021 00: 05
                  +1
                  Cyril, you did not pay attention to the logical connective expressed by the symbol "и". It is called conjunction, which means the simultaneous fulfillment of two conditions, in the definition you cited, namely, in addition to concepts, the presence of judgment (s) is also necessary.

                  With that said, quote Sergey's phrases that caused you confusion.

                  The point is that we speak natural language, therefore, the reader needs to turn on the brains to understand the meaning embedded by the author.

                  The phrase about the intention of the United States to deprive the Czech Republic of energy independence, I understand that the states can throw their energy stranglehold on the Czech Republic.

                  PS Think, just do not braid condoms, the product of human hands, when it comes to something completely different.
                  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                    Cyril (Kirill) April 30 2021 00: 16
                    -2
                    Cyril, you did not pay attention to the logical connection, expressed by the symbol "and". It is called conjunction, which means the simultaneous fulfillment of two conditions in the definition you cited, namely, in addition to concepts, the presence of judgment (s) is also necessary.

                    Oh, Isophat tried to master the basics - is that why you answered so long?)

                    True, you have not learned the basics.

                    The conjunction "and" used in the first definition does not necessarily mean the simultaneous fulfillment of 2 conditions in the same example.

                    Well, I just gave you an example of a quote about the logical relationship between simple concepts. And he even gave a link, everything is described in detail there. But you obviously didn't have enough strength for it :) Old age is not a joy, it happens.

                    The phrase about the intention of the United States to deprive the Czech Republic of energy independence, I understand that the states can throw their energy stranglehold on the Czech Republic.

                    You can understand anything and how you want.

                    But when the article says in plain text that the Czech Republic is energetically dependent on Russia, this means that it is impossible to deprive it of its energy independence - because there is no independence at all. You can only change one dependence for another.

                    I don't know how else you need to chew to finally get it :)
                    1. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) April 30 2021 00: 25
                      +1
                      You are inattentive, I will quote myself, again. Read:

                      Quote: isofat
                      The fact is that we speak a natural language, so the reader needs to turn on the brains in order to understand the meaning put in by the author.

                      I wrote this to you, the first and second time. Very tactful.
                      1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                        Cyril (Kirill) April 30 2021 00: 29
                        -2
                        Your quote doesn't make any sense.

                        Again. In the title of the article and in the article itself concerning the Czech Republic, two contradictory concepts are used - "independence" and "depend".

                        These two concepts contradict each other in any language - natural, artificial, Divine - any.

                        And you, yes, you can look for the "hidden meaning" where there is just a banal mistake :)
                      2. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) April 30 2021 01: 37
                        +1
                        Quote: Cyril
                        ... used two conflicting concepts - "independence" and "depend"

                        Quote: Cyril
                        These two concepts contradict each other in any language - natural, artificial, Divine - any.

                        Independence or independence of choice It depends on the degree of our inner freedom. laughing love crying

                        PS And this sentence, in what language is it written?
                      3. Cyril Offline Cyril
                        Cyril (Kirill) April 30 2021 02: 04
                        -2
                        This proposal, which has nothing to do with the article, is written in Russian.

                        PS: your mood swings are too drastic, don't be so nervous, these are just comments on "Reporter".
                      4. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) April 30 2021 02: 11
                        +1
                        You and the empath are bad. Sorry. laughing
                      5. Cyril Offline Cyril
                        Cyril (Kirill) April 30 2021 02: 12
                        -2
                        I'm just a good empath. I can even sympathize.
          2. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) April 30 2021 00: 18
            -2
            PS Think, just do not braid condoms, the product of human hands, when it comes to something completely different.

            What's the difference, human or not? The use of contraceptives in the same way prevents the conception of a child, as intimacy with a person of the same sex. By your logic, both should be a perversion :)