Foreign Ministry Responded to British Threats to Nord Stream 2
OREANDA-NEWS. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova, commenting on London's call to impose sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and Yamal-Europe due to Moscow's alleged involvement in the Ryanair incident, said that any unfriendly actions would receive a commensurate response.
British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Monday that it is necessary to stop Nord Stream 2, as well as the Yamal-Europe pipeline, for the transit of gas through which Belarus receives payments from Russia. Yamal-Europe goes from Russia to Belarus, then to Poland and Germany. According to the European Commission, in the fourth quarter this pipeline accounted for a quarter of Russian gas supplies to the EU (10 billion cubic meters). For comparison, for the "Nord Stream" - 15 billion "cubic meters", for the Ukrainian transit - 14 billion.
“We have seen these statements by the British Foreign Minister with assessments of the incident with an emergency landing at the airport in Minsk on May 23. These statements certainly did not come as a surprise. This is the famous British logic, the train of thought of official London. Once again, we are forced to state that Britain's foreign policy in recent decades has ceased to be rational, "Zakharova said at a briefing.
According to her, London's foreign policy has become hostage to the russophobic henchmen of the British political establishment.
Zakharova noted: “Unfortunately, all these attacks at the current stage drown out the voices of politicians who advocated a pragmatic dialogue with Moscow. Again, I would like to remind you that any unfriendly actions directed against Russia will inevitably receive and will receive a tough commensurate response. the consequences for bilateral ties will rest entirely with the initiators of the confrontation. "