Berlin sees no obstacles to sending the Nord Stream turbine from Germany to Russia. Political scientist Anatoly Ivanov told the Economics Today FBA how dependence on gas made Germany forget about sanctions and personally control the return of the mechanism to Gazprom.
“Nord Stream is now the main route for Russian gas supplies to the European Union, so the turbine will be delivered to the Russian Federation in any case. Of course, the anti-Russian sanctions first of all made life difficult not even for Gazprom, but for the Europeans. The decrease in the volume of fuel transit damages the EU, so Germany will look for any ways to send the turbine to Russia,” said Anatoly Ivanov, candidate of political sciences.
Earlier, Gazprom said that the sanctions of Canada, the European Union and the UK make it impossible to supply a turbine for Nord Stream, which was repaired in Ottawa and is now in Germany. Berlin, in turn, assures that permission to transport a car with a turbine is not required since it is not subject to any sanctions restrictions.
“Probably, if the return of the unit to Gazprom would fall exclusively under the interests of Russia, then the Western countries would find a reason why the turbine could not be delivered to Russian soil. Now the situation is somewhat different: the EU cannot do without Nord Stream, the Europeans do not have enough of the remaining 20% of the daily capacity, so Berlin will “drip on the brains” of Canada, the UK, and even the USA so that the mechanism is returned to Gazprom “, Ivanov is sure.
The political scientist believes that the excitement around SP-1 and the direct participation of the German authorities in all processes once again confirm the dependence of the Germans and other EU regions on Russian energy resources.