Kremlin says Nord Stream blasts ‘a big problem for Russia’ — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union


Damage to gas pipelines will only bring ruin to both Russia and the EU, says spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Moscow denounced as “stupid and absurd” any allegation that he was behind the alleged Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions earlier this week, saying the incident actually creates many problems for Russia.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the damage to the pipelines posed a “big problem” for Russia because it had essentially lost its gas supply lines to Europe.

Both pipes of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were filled with gas and were ready to deliver it to Europe at the time of the alleged explosion, Peskov said, adding that “This gas is very expensive and now everything is going up in the air.”

Peskov also noted that neither Russia nor Europe has anything to gain from the destruction of the pipelines, especially Germany, for which this incident poses a threat to the future development of its industry, as well as to its profitability. and its competitiveness.

American LNG suppliers, on the other hand, are making incredible profits after increasing their deliveries to the European continent, Peskov pointed out, adding that these companies are “very interested in maintaining these super-duper profits in the future.”

Although no suspect behind the incident has been officially named, the Kremlin spokesman advised against making any official announcements until a full investigation into the incident is carried out .


Peskov, however, drew attention to statements by US President Joe Biden in early February, when the US leader threatened to “end” to Nord Stream 2. “What the American president meant by that, we don’t know,” admitted the Kremlin official, but pointed to the “hysterical-euphoric reaction bordering on madness” Polish officials who have already thanked Washington for sabotaging the pipeline.

The Kremlin’s response comes after some European and Kyiv officials, including President Vladimir Zelensky’s adviser Mikhail Podolyak, suggested the attack on the pipeline was a “false flag” an operation carried out by Russia with the aim of giving a bad image of Ukraine and further driving up energy prices in the EU.

However, after the former Polish FM publicly thanked the US for the apparent sabotage on Twitter, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova urged the EU to treat the US as the possible culprit of attacks on Nord Stream pipelines. She said Moscow would convene a UN Security Council session on the incident.

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A number of Western countries have repeatedly opposed Russian undersea pipelines delivering gas to Europe, both before and after Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine. The recently built Nord Stream 2 network, which was never put into service due to Germany’s refusal to certify it, has met with particular opposition from countries such as the United States and Poland, which have demanded that the gas pipeline either “totally scrapped”.

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