"Nord Stream – 2" will increase the EU’s dependence on Russia, said the Polish prime minister


    Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki

    MOSCOW, 25 Nov – At a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Andrei Plenkovich in Zagreb, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that the EU will become more dependent on Russia if Nord Stream 2 is launched. His words are conveyed by the publication Euractiv
    The Polish politician believes that Moscow is allegedly using gas as a “political bargaining chip”.
    “With the help of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russia is putting pressure on Poland and the entire European Union. Part of the EU is already heavily dependent on Russian energy resources, and if the pipeline starts working, we can conclude that we will become even more dependent,” Moravetsky said. …
    Earlier, Moravetsky accused Gazprom of “manipulations” on the gas market, which allegedly led to an increase in gas prices in Europe. The Kremlin responded by saying that Western politicians miscalculated when switching to alternative energy sources.
    In turn, President Vladimir Putin called the statements about the use of gas by Russia as a weapon “complete nonsense and nonsense”. Moscow has repeatedly noted that Gazprom is fulfilling all its obligations to its European partners and is ready to sell more natural gas.
    Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year, which runs along the bottom of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. Its construction was completed in September. The project was actively opposed by the United States, which is promoting its liquefied natural gas to the EU, and Ukraine, which is afraid of losing transit. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that this is a commercial enterprise beneficial to both Russia and the European Union.

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