The technical issues with gas deliveries to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline will persist until the West lifts sanctions it has slapped on Russia over the ongoing peace mission in Ukraine.
On August 31, Gazprom had to completely shut down gas deliveries via the pipeline. Although initially Nord Stream 1 was slated to resume gas transit on Friday, Gazprom announced that it would remain closed indefinitely due to technical issues with Canada.
Problems in [gas] deliveries arose due to sanctions that have been imposed on our country and a number of companies by Western countries, including Germany and the UK. There are no other reasons behind supply issues.
Nord Stream 1 operations hinge on one piece of equipment that needs maintenance. Iis not Gazprom’s fault that the Europeans make a decision to refuse to service their equipment, which they are contractually obligated to do.
The entire problem lies precisely on [the EU’s] side, because all the conditions of the repair contract have been completely violated, along with the terms of shipping of the equipment.
Gazprom canceled the restart of Nord Stream 1 citing an oil leak in the turbine, which was detected during a joint inspection with manufacturer Siemens Energy at the Portovaya compressor station near St. Petersburg.
At the same time, the malfunction could be remedied only in Canada, which has imposed sanctions against Moscow.
Despite the maintenance issues, Europe has accused Russia of weaponizing energy supplies, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen describing Moscow as not a reliable partner in terms of gas supplies.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.
It is imperative that Russia crush this so called Ukrainian counter offensive in a dramatic and overwhelming way. When that happens, the west will realize that its proxy war has failed and there is no longer any reason for its economic war to continue. (although the neo-cons will continue to try to “punish Russia” — but their game has been exposed for all to see).
They can’t or they would have done it already, lack of money, equipment, weapons, food, ammunition, tanks and will to continue.
Thats not true “Peace” 101–Mr. Putin and the Russian MOD have stated many times they have over 1-MILLION soldiers ready in case the USA-aka “NATO ” starts WW3.
USA/UK/EU,s aim to “weaken ” Russia hasn’t worked and they know it – Russia has said they will not bomb civilians in administrative buildings etc but only the Ukraine Azovs and wont stop till “DE-Nazification ” has been achieved .
You are “out of touch with reality ” – ask your government if it can defend itself against -SARMAT missiles ??
Unless you are rich you like me will freeze this winter.
I was referring to NATO.
In that case I will give your reply to me a + although you haven’t directly stated “NATO ” in that post.