Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline explodes. Photo/Vox
Speaking to reporters, spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that the damage to the pipeline poses a “big problem” for Russia as it essentially loses its gas supply routes to Europe.
“Both Nord Stream 2 pipelines are pumped full of gas and prepared to deliver it to Europe at the time of the alleged explosion,” Peskov said.
“This gas is very expensive and now it’s all up in the air,” he added Russia TodayThursday (29/9/2022).
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Peskov also noted that neither Russia nor Europe profited anything from the destruction of pipelines, especially Germany, where this incident posed a threat to the future development of its industry, as well as its profitability and competitiveness.
American LNG suppliers, on the other hand, have made tremendous profits after doubling their shipments to continental Europe, Peskov pointed out, adding that these companies are very interested in maintaining these super-duper profits in the future.
While no suspects behind the incident have been officially named, the Kremlin spokesman advised against making an official announcement before a proper investigation into the incident is carried out.
However, Peskov drew attention to US President Joe Biden’s remarks since early February, when the American leader threatened to “end” Nord Stream 2.
“What the US president meant by that, we don’t know,” the Kremlin official admitted, but highlighted the crazy hysterical-euphoric reaction of Polish officials who have thanked Washington for sabotaging the pipeline.