MOSCOW, 29 Sep — PRIME. Ukraine and Poland will benefit from the state of emergency at the Nord Streams, but the main beneficiary of the incident is the United States, while Germany will feel the main negative consequences of the incident, it will hit its economy, Bogdan Bezpalko, a member of the Russian presidential council on interethnic relations, told RIA Novosti .
“Of course, Poland and Ukraine will receive some benefit from this (incident), but still, I think that Ukraine does not have the ability and desire to undermine the Nord Streams. And Poland, probably, has certain opportunities, but it will never “I would have decided on this on my own. I think the main beneficiary here is still the United States. Poland and Ukraine are beneficiaries here exactly to the extent that they act as US satellite allies,” Bezpalko believes.
At the same time, the expert noted that here we are talking about geopolitical interests, that US President Joe Biden announced back in February, before the start of the special operation, “that the United States will destroy the Nord Streams.” “So, in fact, they carried out their threat.” , – he said.
Bezpalko stressed that Nord Stream cut off Germany and a significant part of Europe from possible Russian gas supplies, which could be resumed in the event of a cold winter and if public opinion changes in the opposite direction.
“The main blow here is delivered not so much to Russia as to Germany. Without Russian gas, Germany will lose the opportunity not only to heat its citizens, but also to lose its industries, increase its economic potential – this is what is most dangerous,” he stressed.
On Monday, incidents occurred simultaneously on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe. According to information from the authorities of Denmark and Sweden, two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream and one at Nord Stream 2 near the island of Bornholm. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage.
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 Russia of the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The operator of Nord Stream, Nord Stream AG, reported that the state of 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.