SIMFEROPOL, 11 Oct – PRIME. It is premature to put an end to the Nord Stream gas pipelines, these projects are necessary for European countries, Waldemar Gerdt, a former deputy of the German Bundestag, a member of the German right-wing party Alternative for Germany, told RIA Novosti.
“It is premature to put an end to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. I am sure that as soon as there is a change of power in Western countries, including Germany, all the Nord Stream pipelines will start working again,” Gerdt told RIA Novosti.
According to him, Russian gas is a guarantee of cheap energy resources, which is a serious component for supporting and developing the economies of Western European countries.
The attacks took place on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe.
The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The operator of Nord Stream, Nord Stream AG, reported that the emergency on gas pipelines was unprecedented, and it was impossible to estimate the timing of repairs.
The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions. However, the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2, completed in 2021 but never put into operation, has also already been filled with gas.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that NATO conducted exercises using deep-sea equipment in the area where the Nord Stream incidents occurred. The press secretary of the President of Russia stated that CNN’s statements about Russian ships and submarines allegedly seen in the area of the accident on the Nord Stream in the Baltic Sea are stupid and biased, more NATO ships and aircraft were noticed there.