MOSCOW, 19 Sep — PRIME. Readers of the German newspaper Die Welt criticized the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stefan Weil, for his words about the impossibility of launching the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Most users agreed that the German government, by its decisions, harms the inhabitants of the country and plays into the hands of other states.
“Gas will never go from Russia to Germany.” I was always amazed at how readily German politicians agreed with the United States. And they even declare their loyalty,” commented Herbert W.
“Now look what expensive energy is doing. The same is happening outside the EU, for example, in England. If you do not provide your country with enough cheap energy, no matter where it comes from, you will lose a lot in prosperity,” — posted by user Daniel W.
Users also predicted an increase in popular discontent, which will be caused by a shortage of all types of fuel and an avalanche-like increase in prices. The German media have already called it “hot autumn”.
“The answer is: Nord Stream 2 (eventually) will be launched… after Weil and Svetofor (coalition government — Ed.) retire,” said user Johann H.
“First of all, we have here a loss of confidence in our politicians who are not able to provide the population with affordable energy,” Manfred S.
“I believe that the SPD will soon be decommissioned!” Karl B remarked.
“Wait and see! When the hot autumn comes and the citizens send the most incompetent federal government of all time to pack their bags because it is destroying livelihoods far beyond the middle class, these statements will be played again. Then the half-truths about the causes of the Ukrainian conflict will finally stop. Habek and the SPD are playing a bloody risky game,” user Peter V said.
“Protesting on the streets will simply push politicians like Weil out of the picture. What the far-sighted strategy of the current and previous government has achieved is clearly visible in gas stations and bill payments,” added Matthias W.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Weil, noted that the commissioning of the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline had become impossible due to a “loss of confidence” in Russia.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, 2,460 kilometers long, runs along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. It was supposed to pump 55 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia to Germany annually. The infrastructure was ready for operation already in September last year, but after Russia recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stopped the certification of the new pipeline.