MOSCOW, 4 Sep — PRIME. If the Europeans refuse to repair equipment for the Nord Stream, it is the fault of the politicians who took the sanctions, and not Gazprom, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program.
“And it is these unfortunate politicians who are now forcing their citizens to die of strokes when they see electricity bills. And now, when it gets colder, the situation will become even worse,” he stressed.
According to Peskov, Gazprom has not taken a single step that would shake the company’s confidence as a reliable fuel supplier. The Kremlin spokesman noted that all preventive checks of equipment on the gas pipeline are being carried out on time.
Gazprom has stopped Nord Stream indefinitely after a three-day maintenance due to a malfunction of the only working turbine. Siemens said it “took note” of the reported malfunctions, but believes that Gazprom’s conclusion is not a technical reason for shutting down the gas pipeline.
Since June, fuel pumping through this line has been reduced due to difficulties in returning gas turbines from repair due to anti-Russian sanctions. First, deliveries were reduced to 40% of the maximum capacity of the pipe, and then to 20%.