Aleksey Gromov, Principal Director on Energy Studies of the Institute for Energy and Finance, commented to the VZGLYAD business newspaper on the international reaction to the Nord Stream explosions.
“It is clear to me that the main goal of undermining Nord Stream is to physically destroy the gas infrastructure that has been linking Russia and Europe for decades since the 1960s. As soon as this link is gone, Europe will have no other alternative than to buy American LNG,” the energy director of the Institute for Energy and Finance adds.
Turkey has nothing to be afraid of undermining either, because it manages to build its policy in such a way as to have normal relations with both Russia and Ukraine (grain deal), and be part of NATO.
“In the West, they first tried to stir up the theme that it was Russia that blew itself up. However, almost no one believes in this version, even in the West. We could no longer pump gas through the Nord Streams anyway and hoped that the frosts would force Europe to ask us to use the pipes. The scale of the sabotage is such that, I am afraid, we have lost these two Nord Streams forever. And this strategically changes the relationship between Russia and Europe in the gas sector,” Gromov warns.
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