German authorities are starting to get suspicious when they talk about the energy crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on August 17.
The head of the Bundestag Committee on Energy and Climate Klaus Ernst August 15 in an article for Berliner Zeitung expressed the opinion that “to jeopardize the energy supply of Europe’s largest economy – hara-kiri.” He believes that this causes damage to citizens, industry, but does not help Ukraine.
“Something is beginning to suspect, probably. Sometimes, though, it’s worse late than never. But, as we know, they rarely learn from the mistakes of others, ”she wrote in her Telegram channel.
Earlier in the day, Bloomberg reported that if gas supplies from Russia to Germany are cut off, the country will face a serious shortage of energy resources for the coming winter. According to the agency, with this outcome, the stocks will only last for three months. Currently, the storage facilities in Germany are 77% full. At the same time, the head of the Federal Network Agency of Germany, Klaus Müller, stressed that the rapid replenishment of stocks is not a guarantee that “you can relax.” According to him, the level of 95% of the total capacity can be achieved in three out of four storage facilities.
At the same time, Aleksey Grivach, Deputy Director General of the National Energy Security Fund, expressed the opinion that the launch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could be a salvation for the German economy.
On August 3, the leader of the Alternative for Germany party, Tino Khrupalla, called for the start of gas supplies from Russia to Germany via Nord Stream 2. According to the politician, the launch of the gas pipeline would avoid an energy crisis that could provoke unrest among residents in the country.
Gas deliveries to the country have decreased through the Nord Stream due to problems with the return of the turbine, which arose as a result of anti-Russian sanctions.
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