Nord Stream 1

In the past few weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the reduction of gas flowing through Nord Stream 1 that supplies Germany. Since July 11, no gas has flowed through the pipeline, allegedly because of urgent maintenance work that began that day. Russia claimed a gas turbine sent to Canada for repairs was essential to get the pipeline running again and demanded the export be exempted from sanctions. While German media outlets originally ridiculed this idea and Canada refused to cooperate, it is now apparent that the German government urged Canada to give in. Germany has again helped Russia undermine Western sanctions.

Read more at “Germany Plays Into Russia’s Hands—Again”

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