Scholz: Russia supplied gas even during the Cold War, but not today

To date, Russia has ceased to be a reliable energy partner for Germany, so Berlin plans to refuse Russian gas supplies from December. This was announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during the final briefing after the talks of the leaders of the ruling party coalition in the country's capital.

At the same time, the head of the federal government assured fellow citizens that Germany would definitely pass the 2022/2023 heating season and would not stop supporting Ukraine in its confrontation with the Russian Federation. He also noted that Moscow had been supplying uninterrupted blue fuel to the FRG even during the tense years of a showdown between the West and the USSR.

Something that was always the case even during the Cold War is no longer valid: Russia is no longer a reliable energy supplier

- he stressed.

Scholz specified that Germany would start buying Russian LNG from China, which is extremely unprofitable for the German economics. This raw material is much more expensive than the pipeline, but Berlin has no other choice. At the same time, the ruling coalition of Germany promised to send €65 billion to support the country's residents in the context of the energy crisis.

The day before, the German newspaper Junge Welt He accused the NATO bloc in excessive militarism, and the German federal government in a dangerous change of priorities, as it has chosen a course of confrontation with Russia.

In turn, the head of the opposition CDU party Friedrich Merz, in an interview with the German newspaper Bild, spoke about the possible occurrence of an acute shortage of electricity in Germany in the event of shutdown of the three remaining nuclear power plants under pressure from "environmentalists". In his opinion, a blackout in the middle of winter is possible, and the current government will be to blame for this.
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  1. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 4 September 2022 18: 32
    Well, as they say, either take off the cross, or put on the shorts.
    Instead of Russian cheap unreliable pipeline - Russian expensive reliable LNG through China.
    Logic - not even at 5. At all 10.
  2. devil Offline devil
    devil (Alex) 4 September 2022 19: 52
    So the war is no longer cold, but hot.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 September 2022 21: 05
    As VVP said, You need to rejoice. And enter into a share with China
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 5 September 2022 07: 47
    Even during the Cold War, the West did not confiscate Soviet gold reserves and Soviet property in the West.
    So don't open Berk Scholz's mouth.
  5. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 5 September 2022 09: 42
    The German Chancellor, who is Berk Scholz, is absolutely sure that Western sanctions, the arrest of gold and foreign exchange reserves, the visa policy of the EU countries, all this is Europe's charity towards Russia.
    A naive smelly German bug. He cannot even imagine what awaits Germany in a year!
    But it can't because Berk!
  6. AlexVas44 Offline AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 (Alexander) 5 September 2022 11: 40
    So during the Cold War, the FRG did not supply weapons and did not spray fascist saliva.
  7. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 5 September 2022 14: 44
    One gets the impression that the Western elites believe that Russia is striving for the normalization of relations. That Russia is very afraid of escalation. Is it really?

    It is obvious that Russia is interested in good-neighbourly, mutually beneficial relations with Europe and in the normalization of relations with the United States. But what Russia may not be interested in is a return to a semi-hostile relationship where key sanctions against Russia remain, against Russian exports, access to technology, etc., while the West buys Russian raw materials for exporting its goods to the Russian market. At the same time, while providing opportunities for the Russian elites to withdraw capital to the West, they are trying in every possible way to undermine Russian society from the inside.

    It seems that the West does not even suspect that Russia is no longer enough to "normalize" relations to the level of 2021. All these sanctions, Russophobic hysteria is not just part of the Russian strategy, it is the main foundation from which Russia will push off and become an independent civilizational pole. Ultimately, Europe will change.
  8. Saffron Offline Saffron
    Saffron (Igor) 5 September 2022 15: 18
    But he has a turbine. Can you drive her air around Germany