The British tabloid Express previously reported that Russian gas supplies to Europe have seriously declined. Since Saturday, due to an accident at the old section of the Balkan Stream, Russian Gazprom has suspended energy supplies through Poland. At almost the same time, the Russian company allegedly halved the daily volume of gas pumped through Ukraine. The publication called it a “powerful blow” to Europe.
Express readers disagreed with the opinion of the British journalist. In the comments, they stressed that the reason for the decrease in the volume of energy supplies was the accident, and not the desire of Moscow.
“Something nobody mentioned written in the middle of the article in black and white. The cut in supplies was caused by a pipeline accident in Bulgaria, ”said RufflesTheGuineaPig.
“This is not a blow to Europe. There was an explosion or rupture of the pipe on the Balkan pipeline, the pipe was blocked for the duration of the repair. Therefore, gas supplies to Europe were cut. Why are third-rate reporters faking and panicking? I just don’t understand, ”Tired and Weary protested.
At the same time, some users have warned that the Russian Federation may indeed stop pumping gas if the EU does not stop showing aggression towards Moscow. They noted that Brussels should respect its main gas supplier.
“If you kick the country all the time and impose sanctions against it, that’s exactly what you will get. Threats are the cause, not the solution, ”wrote Highlander1540.
“Europe is very slow to learn that it is impossible to threaten a country that supplies it with energy,” agreed Jock-the-scot.
In addition, readers ironically pointed out that Europe has found itself in the position to which it itself has been striving for a long time.
“Welcome to the world of carbon zero. Feel what awaits us as we confidently roll into the green abyss, ”said Broken Britain.
Earlier, Russian political analyst Yevgeny Satanovsky said that Poland’s attacks on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could turn into serious problems for the EU’s energy security.