In Germany, they found a way to check the honesty of Gazprom against the backdrop of a decrease in gas supplies to the EU

The mayors of seven cities located on the largest German island of Rügen sent an unusual appeal to German Energy Minister Robert Habeck. The mayors are calling for the commissioning of the finished Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The dpa agency writes about this.

The corresponding document was sent to the office of the city of Schwerin and the office of Habek. As clarified by dpa, the written appeal was also signed by representatives and heads of a number of Rügen communities. As noted, the main idea of ​​the message is to understand the future of Germany and the energy security of the state in the context of cooperation with Russia as a supplier of important resources.

We categorically condemn the military events in Ukraine, but we must first of all think about the damage to the population of the FRG and economics region, whole country

- stated in the appeal.

The mayors of the Rügen cities, members of the community, believe that the path taken by the federal government in terms of phasing out gas from Russia is a mistake. The signatories vehemently criticize the state's desire to fully rely on the wind and currents, that is, on alternative energy sources.

According to the drafters of the document, it is necessary to test relations with Russia and then make a decision. Indeed, according to the representatives of Rügen, this is quite simple to do. If there are real technical difficulties with gas supplies via Nord Stream, then it is necessary to turn to the already existing and ready-made Nord Stream 2.

The way how to check the honesty of Gazprom in this case regarding statements about the impossibility of launching the first string of the Baltic gas pipeline at full capacity lies in a logical contradiction. If the Russian Federation really wants, but cannot increase gas supplies along the current route and does not use gas "as a weapon", then Moscow will agree to use the second line of the gas pipeline.

If Russia is simply blackmailing the EU with a reduction in supplies, although there is technical the opportunity to pump more now, then it will look for opportunities to refuse to launch its sub-sanctioned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline by any means in order to maintain the leverage of raw material blackmail.

In any case, the option with a ready, but not launched, main gas pipeline is the only real chance to establish energy security for the whole of Germany in the foreseeable future, Rügen representatives concluded.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 28 July 2022 10: 08
    Did they smoke there too? That is, Gazprom must supply gas to Germany and pay a fine. At that time, a message came that the German government had given permission for the delivery of 100 self-propelled guns to Ukraine.

    The German government has approved the delivery of 100 PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts to Ukraine, writes Der Spiegel. Authorities issued a permit for the production of howitzers for direct deliveries to Ukraine to the manufacturer of PzH 2000 - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) - on July 13th. The company estimates the cost of these deliveries at 1,7 billion euros, which is almost three times more than the total cost of German arms deliveries to Ukraine that have already taken place. KMW has begun production of weapons, but it is not clear when the first copies will arrive in Ukraine.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 July 2022 10: 08
    The mayors of the cities of Rügen must first convince Ursula Vonderleika to allow the opening of this NS2. And she needs to consult with her comrades from the Washington Regional Committee. Questions like this are not solved out of hand...
  3. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 28 July 2022 19: 13
    We categorically condemn the military events in Ukraine, but we must first of all think about the damage to the population of Germany and the economy of the region, the whole country

    what do you really condemn? Yanukovych was stabbed by signing a useless paper that became essentially toilet paper, is this normal? While the Minsk agreements existed, the Nazis did not force peace in the Donbass, is this also normal? population, in their opinion, is everything within the limits of what is permitted? Wouldn't they go to the goat in the crack with their ideas?