ROME, Oct 2 – PRIME. The Italian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador in Rome, Sergei Razov, including because of the situation with explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Italian Minister for Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani said.
“On the agenda is clarifying the situation with the sabotage at Nord Stream. They will start with sabotage at Nord Stream and move on to discussing the war,” he said on the air of the Rai3 TV channel.
Commenting on the situation with gas supplies to Italy, Chingolani spoke about the country’s underground storage facilities being 90% full. In his opinion, the situation with gas reserves allowed the republic to switch to export “in the amount of 18-20 million cubic meters per day.”
Earlier, the Russian Embassy said that Ambassador Razov would arrive at the Italian Foreign Ministry on Monday morning.
The emergency at Nord Stream occurred on Monday, September 26. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information about the emergency from Denmark as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified Russia of the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency was unprecedented and it was impossible to estimate the repair time.
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.