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Aug 5, 2022
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The Kremlin called the condition for Gazprom to receive a turbine for Nord Stream

The Gazprom company really wants to get a turbine for the Nord Stream after the repair, but it needs documents, words alone are not enough, said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the president.

“Gazprom would very much like to receive this turbine, but it was not Gazprom that imposed sanctions, sanctions were imposed on Gazprom, here in this case it is important for Gazprom to obtain legal documents stating that this turbine is not authorized,” Peskov said.

Peskov noted that just words in this case are absolutely not enough.

“The EU can say one thing, but there is the UK, and maintenance, maintenance is carried out on a permanent basis by the British subsidiary of Siemens under British law, British jurisdiction. Therefore, of course, in this case, against the backdrop of the sanctions that have been imposed on Gazprom, on our country, Gazprom simply needs to insure itself, it must insure its property, the turbine is the property of Gazprom,” the Kremlin spokesman explained.

The day before, Gazprom explained the impossibility of supplying an engine for Nord Stream to Russia. “The sanctions regimes of Canada, the EU, the UK and the inconsistency of the current situation with the current contractual obligations on the part of Siemens make the delivery of the 073 engine to the Portovaya CS impossible,” the company said in a statement.

At the same time, at the end of July, Vitaly Markelov, deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom, said that the turbine was sent from Canada not to Russia, but to Germany without the consent of the Russian company, which does not comply with the terms of the contract.

Peskov said that Siemens brought the situation under British law and into British jurisdiction. Gazprom, as the owner of this turbine, according to him, is obliged to obtain documents that this is not a sanctioned product, otherwise, as Moscow fears, the British Siemens structure can remotely turn off the turbine.

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