Foreign Ministry Responded to US Secretary of State's Statement on Nord Stream 2
OREANDA-NEWS. Moscow does not understand the statement by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the need to "search for ways to mitigate the consequences" from the operation of Nord Stream 2. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Blinken said that the United States is seeking from Germany "automatic" measures against the consequences of the work of "Nord Stream 2". In addition, he noted that the United States will continue to work to ensure that the pipeline does not work, and that Washington is actively communicating with Germany "to see what needs to be done" to compensate for possible transit losses of Kiev. German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geir in an interview with RIA Novosti said that the principled position of Berlin on Nord Stream 2 will not change.
Zakharova said at a briefing on June 10: “We do not understand the statement about the need to find ways to mitigate the negative consequences of the gas pipeline operation, this is now being heard from the US Secretary of State, many experts ... Any reasoning on this topic implies either unfair competition or attempts to politicize the situation. And both are absolutely devoid of any meaning. Because the words must be followed by some facts. "
The Foreign Ministry spokesman added that there are no negative consequences from Nord Stream 2 for Europe and the European continent.
The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry added: "Why did they even start a confrontation with an absolutely commercial, profitable and transparent energy project that their continent did not touch in any way? This is the business of the Europeans, us, this is the business of those countries that are on the continent - how to build their interaction, We will somehow decide for ourselves. Therefore, if it was said and said about the negative consequences in connection with the end of this terrible informational political campaign, let them themselves comment on what they mean. "