The situation with Nord Stream 2 reveals Germany’s lack of economic freedom — Lavrov – Business and Economy


MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. The situation with Nord Stream 2 shows that Germany does not have the freedom to pursue its own economic interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Channel One Russia on Thursday.

“As for Nord Stream 2, it is no longer about the freedom to choose alliances, it is simply about the freedom to conduct ordinary business activities in global markets. has no freedom to pursue its own economic interests. This is where they, the double standards, are most striking,” he said.

Construction of Nord Stream 2 was fully completed on September 10, 2021. Work was originally expected to be completed by the end of 2019, although construction was postponed due to US sanctions. The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction of two gas pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast across the Baltic Sea to Germany.

Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that Nord Stream 2 is a commercial project, which was implemented together with its European partners. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed bewilderment that a number of countries are seeking to make the pipeline’s fate depend on politically motivated conditions. Russia has also repeatedly stated that it has never politically militarized energy resources.


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