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Moscow believes that the opponents of our pipe no longer know what to find fault with in the project
Russia may expand its military presence in the Baltic along the route of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which greatly worries the North Atlantic bloc. This was stated by the head of the National Security Bureau of Poland Pavel Solokh following a meeting of the heads of the NATO countries’ intelligence services in Brussels.
“This is a critical infrastructure that gives implications for increasing Russia’s military presence in the Baltic Sea basin, which is a headache not only for us, but for all countries around – Sweden, Finland, the Baltic states,” RIA Novosti quotes Pan Solokh.
To all appearances, the ardent opponents of the new Russian pipe no longer know what methods and means to prevent the launch of SP-2. Now, the process of blocking the Baltic highway, probably, the leaders from Warsaw and Washington decided to attract NATO forces.
Meanwhile, the gas pipeline may well be protected by representatives of the alliance, for example, the Germans. It was the representatives of the Bundeswehr who went on patrols in the construction zone of the Nord Stream 2 in the spring of this year, when Polish allegedly fishermen or unknown submarines showed unexpected activity there.
Later today, Moscow responded to the Polish-NATO fears. For example, Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, called the alliance’s concerns absolutely groundless and not based on anything.
“Let them calm down already, they don’t know what else to find fault with. What grounds can there be for such groundless statements? Let the Nord Stream work quietly, Poland itself will ask for gas from it,” the senator said.
He reminded Warsaw that SP-2 is an exclusively commercial project and has nothing to do with the presence of the Russian Armed Forces in the Baltic.
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