The West's Last Argument: War in Donbass Will End Nord Stream 2


It looks like the West intends to use the last argument against the launch of Nord Stream 2. According to the American publication Bloomberg, Russia's direct participation in the conflict in Donbass will, in fact, bury the energy project.


In the past few weeks, the Russian army has significantly increased its military forces in the areas bordering Ukraine. So, recently near Voronezh arrived battalion of tanks T-80U, and the area of ​​deployment of units cover up anti-aircraft missile systems S-400. However, sources in Washington warned on the likelihood of an early resumption of hostilities in Donbass, showing the dynamics of the increase in the number of Russian armored vehicles near the Ukrainian border.

Bloomberg is confident that any involvement of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine will either lead to a serious shift in the timing of the gas pipeline launch (if there is a local operation), or even to a complete and final disruption of the project (if Moscow decides on a full-scale invasion).

In any of these scenarios, Washington will have a convincing argument in its dispute with Germany over Nord Stream 2. The "aggression" of Russia will be too obvious for Berlin to continue to insist on its own.

Therefore, Putin's priority now is selling gas, not waging war.

- believe in Bloomberg.

Nevertheless, an attempt to provoke a conflict in the east of Ukraine can be made. As the Ukrainian insider recently reported, Zelensky gave the order prepare for the "hot phase" of the war in Donbass.

Involvement of Russia in the conflict will also solve another problem of Kiev - the unwillingness of Westerners to fully arm the Ukrainian army and discuss the country's entry into NATO. Experts admit that in the event of a resumption of hostilities in the region, air forces of the NATO member states (similar to the Baltic states) may appear in Ukraine, long-range missile defense systems will be deployed, and reconnaissance flights of US aviation will no longer be carried out from bases in Italy or Greece, and from the territory of Ukraine itself.

The appearance of Russian troops in Donbass will once again raise the information wave about the "red threat", opening the way for a significant build-up of the Alliance forces on the Russian borders. Already, it is reported that the United States plans to update its nuclear arsenal in Europe. The development of the new tactical nuclear bombs B61-12 (with adjustable power of 0,3, 1,5, 10 or 50 kilotons) has been completed, and soon they will appear on the territory of countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 19 November 2021 11: 36
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    The development of the new tactical nuclear bombs B61-12 (with adjustable power of 0,3, 1,5, 10 or 50 kilotons) has been completed, and soon they will appear on the territory of countries such as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey.

    And the Americans will use it in Ukraine? Because if at least one nuclear bomb falls on Russian territory, the United States will instantly be attacked by Russian nuclear missiles. Do they need it?
    And, if hostilities begin, the gas pipeline through Ukraine may also be blown up. And where will the EU get gas for citizens and industry then?
    It is the war on the territory of Ukraine that will allow the SP-2 gas flow to be launched faster. The EU will not want to sit without gas, and the flow of gas through the belligerent Ukraine will stop.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 19 November 2021 12: 40
    +7
    Comment on only one point.
    The war in Donbass will bury (or postpone) the SP-2 project. This is true and there is no objection. But in the same way, this war will bury the transit of gas through Ukraine. As the saying goes, "war cancels all agreements." And this is minus 40 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe. I just see the price tag of $ 5000 per thousand cubic meters.
    1. Volkonsky Online Volkonsky
      Volkonsky (Vladimir) 20 November 2021 17: 36
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      bakhtiyar, think further - what if such a price tag is included in Biden's plans, whose task is to equate renewable energy sources with gas power generation. The Yankees play their games, they need a green transition, and if this requires a war in Donbass, then it will be
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 20 November 2021 18: 14
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        I think a little differently. Biden needs to plunder Europe. Therefore, such price tags are beneficial to them. Zelensky fulfills Biden's will and therefore the war is beneficial to the States. All ties between Russia and Europe are being severed, and without cheap resources (and this is not only gas and oil. This is wood, metal and coal, and a lot of other interesting things), the European economy is sliding into an abyss. And the sales market is huge. Fairly solvent and large. Approximately 500 million people.
        So the war in the east of Ukraine is a very profitable business. In any case, it can become profitable. Zelensky, as an unwise person (or a dependent person), may well go on such an adventure. But with the remnants of his mind, he realizes that for him personally, such an outcome can be fatal. And Russia is keeping troops in the west precisely to contain Zelenskiy. There is no point in attacking. It is necessary to restrain the comedian who has gone mad.
        1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 21 November 2021 03: 26
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          Quote: Bakht
          Biden needs to plunder Europe. Therefore, such price tags are beneficial to them.

          There is also an opinion, moreover, with history, that the partnership of the RI / Union / RF with Germany is a nightmare of the Anglo-Saxons: Russian resources coupled with the German ordung - what could be worse for them, only modern China. They will do everything to prevent rapprochement between the Russian Federation and the FRG - they do not need such a powerful enemy.
          And all this Eastern European peel was dragged into Nat / eu so that they represent the interests of Uncle Sam
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 November 2021 09: 29
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            This is my opinion too. This is the basis of the Anglo-Saxon policy. And all the limitrophes are needed precisely in order to create a barrier on the way of this rapprochement.
            The goal of the States is to bring the countries of Eastern Europe under its influence. Therefore, the old NATO and the old EU are no longer very interesting to them. They need to create an Eastern NATO. The problem is that these countries are weak economically and militarily. Without financial support from Germany and the entire old EU, the Eastern Bloc is not viable.
  3. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 19 November 2021 13: 36
    +2
    As I think, if Russia can be drawn into the conflict, it will get involved in full, because it makes sense to get sanctions and other so to speak the anger of the United States and its vassals. there and there the sanctions are the same. The second is much more profitable, since we completely exclude the option of Ukraine joining NATO or their bases on the territory of Ukraine, plus a clown addict on a rack or on a stake, control of adequate people by a gas pipeline. the transit on all pipelines will stop, I think the Poles and Yamal will shut it down or the dad will help, then Europe will cry so much that they will not care that the Russians took Kiev. They (adequate politicians and all business) even play into the hands that Russia will have control over all gas pipelines. So if you go all the way to Kiev itself, otherwise it makes no sense to twitch and locally help the defenders of Donbass, who are so tired of the war. God bless them health and strength, and our military will not get rid of them when making decisions if they are wild. lyes twitch.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 November 2021 14: 13
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    And, the media declare an early war every month.

    And the Kremlin as a standard increases-withdraws, increases-withdraws ...
    And he provides an army of "experts and K" with work, and trains the Armed Forces, and extra cards in the game against "partners".
    All right.
  5. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 19 November 2021 16: 15
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    And if Russia again does not appear at war? He will simply send a couple of dozen "Toosochek" to the militia, and the war will end.
    And the war in Donbass will finish off the Ukrainian transit first of all. The sanctions, you know, are higher than contracts and the Swedish arbitration court.
  6. Cats Offline Cats
    Cats (Sergei) 19 November 2021 20: 37
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    According to the American edition of Bloomberg, Russia's direct participation in the conflict in Donbass, in fact, will bury the energy project.

    Direct participation of Russia in the conflict in Donbass, first of all, will bury Ukraine as a state. repeat
  7. Man88 Offline Man88
    Man88 (Human) 20 November 2021 15: 42
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    The loss from non-introduction of the gas pipeline is not great. Moreover, as the Europeans say, they are “all right” with gas prices. And winter is going to be tough. To be honest, it's hard to understand them.
    But here the special services cannot be canceled, because the third game is in the order of things. After all, it is quite possible that the FSB themselves decided not to register their own gas pipeline :) if their people sit in the European Parliament and in Ukraine. Playing chess with yourself for the amusement of the people.

    Only now it is a pity for those who die in this fun-chess game.
  8. Man88 Offline Man88
    Man88 (Human) 20 November 2021 15: 45
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    There are tracking satellites and there are substances that create clouds. He messed up a cloud over the border, and hop - there are no tanks at the border - the exercises were carried away and the equipment was taken away. And then the tanks are in the DPR and LPR or elsewhere.
  9. Peter Sergeev Offline Peter Sergeev
    Peter Sergeev (Peter Sergeev) 21 November 2021 11: 34
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    JV 2 will soon pay off only by the very fact that it exists with such prices. it was built for reasons of 100-200 dollars for gas, and with such cosmic prices, it is not needed by and large. It is not clear that for that kind of money they do not take him too much. Well, we will sell 2 times less at a price 3 times more, that's all.