The position of Germany in relation to the “Nord stream-2” will help Putin to occupy the EU – expert

Позиция Германии в отношении «Северного потока-2» поможет Путину оккупировать страны ЕС – эксперт

Позиция Германии в отношении «Северного потока-2» поможет Путину оккупировать страны ЕС – эксперт

Commissioning of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and support this project by Germany to simplify possible occupation of Russia to the countries of the European Union. This is in exclusive comments the online edition of UA.News said the President of the Center for global studies “Strategy XXI” Michael Gonchar.

According to experts, the United States is trying to stop the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, as this project threatens stability on the European continent.

Позиция Германии в отношении «Северного потока-2» поможет Путину оккупировать страны ЕС – эксперт

Michael Potter

President of the Center for global studies “Strategy XXI”

“In Washington understand that in the case of new aggression of Russia, will require immediate consensus of the countries-members of NATO. However, this may not happen, because Germany expressed deep concern and offered to resolve the issue through diplomacy without the use of force. This will allow Putin for several days to occupy the Baltic States, or, for example, Montenegro, where he will have to protect not just the Russian and joint Russian-German interests for the sake of “energy benefits of a United Europe””

The emotional response of Berlin to the possible introduction of us sanctions or withdrawal from the project of the German contractors, the analyst believes “post-logic” from the world of “post-truth”.

“Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that in the case of sanctions against the “Nord stream-2”, Germany will not be able to protect the transit of gas through Ukrainian GTS. From the point of view of classical logic, this is absurd, because he “Nord stream-2” and threatens the transit through Ukraine. It’s just absurd German answer for “What to say when you have nothing to cover””

— Michael Potter,

President of the Center for global studies “Strategy XXI”

“Nord stream-2” — a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea over a length of 1224 km Is an extension of the current “Nord stream”. After the launch of the second phase, planned throughput of the two threads will be 55 billion m3 of gas per year.

Ukraine opposes the construction of “Nord stream-2”, because the fear of losing the transit of Russian gas through its own gas transportation system. However, Germany and several European countries have approved the construction of a gas pipeline, as perceived in the project of commercial interest.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel considered the pipeline “Nord stream-2” is not as critical as official Kiev. However, after an armed attack and capture of Russia Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait, the fraction in the Bundestag, Merkel noted that Russia may use the “Nord stream-2” to destabilize Ukraine and divide Europe and the transatlantic partners.

The U.S. state Department hope that Europe will refuse from the construction of the controversial pipeline on the open aggression of Russia near the Azov sea and the Kremlin’s refusal of direct talks with Ukraine.

However, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas said that Germany’s refusal of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” will not cause him to stop, but will weaken the ability to prove the necessity of gas supplies through Ukraine. According to him, Russia will defend the construction of the pipeline even if the German company will be released from the project.

At the same time, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell warned German companies about the likelihood of sanctions for their part in the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. He explained that the risk of a large-scale invasion of Russia on Ukrainian territory and undermine security in Europe.