Germany moves to coercive relations with the Russian Federation in the gas sector

Before the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, the media called Germany almost the only pro-Russian country in the European Union. However, the SVO put everything in its place, and in terms of the degree of anti-Russianness, Berlin came out on top. In addition to the outrageous volume of military assistance to Ukraine, the FRG has crossed all the limits in economic sphere and declared a real economic war on the Russian Federation. All relations that were previously built on the basis of treaties and agreements have been completely transferred to the compulsory plane.

As you know, underground gas storage facilities in Europe and Germany in particular are almost never filled with fuel. Damaged relations in the gas sector with the main supplier simply could not but have a negative impact on this process.

The actual confiscation of industry assets (nationalization of Gazprom Germania) by the Russian side only aggravated the situation. According to the GIE, UGS facilities are 36,81% full by this time and are replenished at a rate of 0,5 percentage points per day. This is faster overall in five years, but still very slow for the current replenishment season.

To remedy the situation, the German government decided to take an even more rash step and began to forcibly send all gas to the country's largest UGS facility, Reden. The operator of this reservoir is the Astora company, which is part of the Gazprom Germania group, which, as mentioned above, was taken from the Russian owner by a raider seizure.

The storage facility itself also has Russian "roots", since it belonged to Gazprom Export. Since April of this year, again, forcibly, the company stopped working with this infrastructure facility, as there was a risk of losing the entire amount of raw materials on the balance sheet.

As a result, it turns out that Berlin has completely switched to coercive relations with Russia in the entire chain of the gas sector, violating any laws on trade and local legislation. In a different way, the German government will simply not be able to agree with Russia and fill its tanks in a regular manner for the winter heating season.

After the demarche of the Ukrainian GTS Operator, which decided to seriously restrict transit to the EU, the German authorities did not think of anything better than to violate several more of their own laws that protected the rights of the Russian supplier, instead of reining in Kyiv. Thus, Berlin showed by no means strength, but complete weakness and weakness both in the economic sphere and geopolitically.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 12 May 2022 10: 27
    Yesterday, all European subsidiaries of Gazprom were included in the sanctions list by Russia. No financial transactions and supplies of raw materials can be carried out with them.
    And ........ we continue transit.
    Does anyone understand?...
    1. Anton Sheremetev (Anton Sheremetev) 12 May 2022 12: 41
      nothing is clear here at all. both in the operation itself and in the economy
      1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
        Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 02: 43
        in the operation it is clear - they overstrained themselves a little, they miscalculated. There are not enough weapons (because where are these UAVs, air cover when columns are broken), and reserves (but they are pulling with mobilization).

        both in the economy and in the NWO, there is clearly incompetence (especially in the economy - see the interview with the Minister of Industry - discussions about "Aurus" - off-road vehicles made from Chinese spare parts. A disgrace, a triumph of wretchedness ...)
        1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
          Sapsan136 (Alexander) 16 May 2022 20: 54
          What is needed here is not mobilization, but an increase in the army and a decrease in the overly bloated staff of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (cops in the Russian Federation are 2 million against 1 million soldiers, so many cops are not needed and the Russian Federation hardly needs a general staff of 24000 people, this is too much, especially in the age of computer technology).
          1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
            Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 17 May 2022 18: 25
            Yes. And besides, for 1 million convicts.
            That's all the redundant cops just need to be sent there. Do business.
            1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
              Sapsan136 (Alexander) 22 May 2022 19: 13
              In its current form, the cops will be of little use. They need to be given reinforcement parts, including tanks and artillery, as was the case in Chechnya, and no worse than the T-72B, otherwise they will not be useful
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 12 May 2022 10: 40
    Thus, Berlin showed by no means strength, but complete weakness and weakness both in the economic sphere and geopolitically.

    - Well ??? What did the author want to say? - Only the fact that from more or less respected solid and cherishing their reputation - the Astora company and other "business partners" that are part of the Gazprom Germania group - have turned into just dirty gangsters ??? - Only this, or what??? - Well, you can still tell them: "Shame on you!"; and you can also slightly shake your finger at them - and then ... and then ... and then - continue to supply Russian gas to Western Europe !!! - And - very carefully and sensitively wait for the moment when the West deigns to agree to receive much larger (in terms of volume) supplies of Russian gas !!! - After that, very scrupulously and carefully, start pumping Russian gas in these large volumes to Europe - and through Ukraine; and through Belarus to Poland; and through SP-1 - or even (if the West gives the go-ahead) - even through SP-2 (yes, they quickly slap a certificate for SP-2 and give the go-ahead for the start of operation of SP-2) ! - Well, Gazprom will start supplying gas to Western Europe - "through all gas pipelines"! - How else !
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 May 2022 10: 42
    It is clear that they are hanging noodles somewhere.
    They themselves write - "It's faster in general according to statistics for five years, ..." - but it's still kind of terrible.
    The Germans are taking gas by force, this is bad, but ..... Gazprom continues to supply gas ....

    So, somewhere there is a benefit, money does not smell, politics too ..
  4. Kofesan Online Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 13 May 2022 09: 25
    For once the Germans had a chance to take revenge. Decades of hatred held back inside began to creep out of all the cracks. For now, be careful. (Suffice it to say that Scholz is being criticized for not being active enough, according to the Burgers, to take part in the war.)

    She (devouring the insides of hatred) existed before, but was hiding. Expressed, for example, in the fact that almost every German who came to Russia neatly boasted of his personal wealth, as if hinting:

    Where are the winners? And where are the losers?

    It must be admitted that they understand with alarm that all this well-being comes to a halt. And from the realization of their own stupidity, they rage even more. Therefore - ... these are all flowers ..

    But Zadornov would have been alive, he would have said: "Well, stupid ...". After all, without paying Russia for the destruction in the Second World War, the Germans again reached out to someone else's bakhatstvo. And this time they will not be forgiven. Not in Germany, not in Switzerland, not in Austria...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 13 May 2022 16: 18
      No, it's simple. With the stubbornness of an idiot, Gazprom continues to "fulfill contracts" - to fill in the storage facilities already squeezed out of it. Everything is like in a joke: "The mice cried, pricked themselves, but continued to eat the cactus ..." yes
    2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 May 2022 16: 24
      Meanwhile in Russia, the new car market and Mercedes and Volkswagens will rot on the production sites of finished products. And the Germans will suffer another loss.

      Chinese automobile companies will increase their share in the Russian market. This was stated in an interview with TASS by the Chinese Ambassador to Russia, Mr. Zhang Hanhui. He also said that manufacturers such as Great Wall and Chery have already shown good market performance.
  5. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 13 May 2022 17: 37
    Please translate into Russian. I understood how they steal with impunity, or what.
  6. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 02: 33
    raider seizure was taken from the Russian owner

    and for a long time we will rub the snot ..?
  7. VladimirNET Offline VladimirNET
    VladimirNET (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 03: 15
    Quote: Oleg_5
    Yesterday, all European subsidiaries of Gazprom were included in the sanctions list by Russia.
    And ........ we continue transit.
    Does anyone understand?...

    About the answer "why" - economists have long written:

    1) take it as a "rule" => all property (on foreign territory) is no longer ours:
    we can't do anything about it, except perhaps to start the 3rd World War.
    2) all property (someone else's on our territory) - will become ours if they do not win back, we are only temporarily: we keep the doors open. Naturally, if they refuse, everything will also be nationalized, do not hesitate!
    3) taking into account (1) and (2) - the situation is balanced, and therefore (temporarily) not paying attention to it, we work as usual, receiving (for goods and work) - income.
    4) I personally am waiting for a transfer to rubles and oil supplies, we are waiting!

    Who missed - what awaits Russia and Europe:

    PS. From Vanga's previous forecast (which all came true), I conclude that Zelensky will be killed or removed before the complete absorption of Ukraine by Russia.
  8. VladimirNET Offline VladimirNET
    VladimirNET (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 03: 30
    Quote: Anton Sheremetev
    nothing is clear here at all. both in the operation itself and in the economy

    On the economy - I already wrote above. On the operation - which follows from Vanga's next prophecy (I already gave the link above):
    1) the operation will be completed.
    2) Ukraine will become part of Russia (there will be no such state anymore).

    As for Russia, economists write that we "will have no problems":
    there is a lot of food, there will definitely be enough reserves for 10 years, and this is all despite the fact that
    that in 2022: (income) - (expenses) = 800 billion rubles.

    I think the costs will rise a lot, because. to rebuild the economy - without this it will be difficult.