According to Bloomberg, the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start operating on October 1. The expert predicted Kiev’s reaction to gas supplies to Russia bypassing the Ukrainian GTS. “Shouts, incantations,” warned the deputy director of the Institute of CIS Countries Vladimir Zharikhin.
The agency indicated that the launch date for Nord Stream 2 was obtained by them from sources “familiar with the company’s plans.” Ukraine has spoken and continues to speak on oil and gas topics. At the same time, gas prices in Europe have broken a record. There is panic in the EU, as the storage facilities lack 10-15 billion cubic meters of natural gas, and winter is close. Experts admit that the European countries are facing an energy collapse.
The actions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are unlikely to prevent the launch of Nord Stream 2, Volodymyr Zharikhin said.
“I think that the opposition from Ukraine will be mainly at the level of shouts, incantations, but they will no longer be able to carry out real opposition,” the expert believes.
Opponents of the Russian gas pipeline will most likely “halve” Nord Stream 2, Moskovsky Komsomolets writes.
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