Date: 10 months ago   Category: Energy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany has rejected Trump's statement for volatility of the country from Russia — Rambler News Service


Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa/globallookpress.com the Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas has rejected the words of the U.S. President Donalda Trump that Berlin becomes completely we depend on supply of energy resources from Russia, Handelsblatt with reference to DPA tells. "There is no dependence of Germany on Russia, especially in the sphere of power" — Maas has told. He has added that Trump's statements don't correspond to the real situation. The Foreign Minister of Germany at the same time has noted that in the words of the American president there is nothing new or surprising. Besides, Maas has emphasized that Berlin considers "Nord Stream-2" first of all as the economic project, but not political. Earlier, on September 25, Donald Trump, acting on General Assembly of the UN, I have said that Germany can become completely dependent on supply of energy resources from Russia, "if doesn't change the course". After these words the German delegation has burst out laughing. In July, 2018 Trump at a meeting with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Russia completely controls Germany through gas supply. He has noted that such situation is unacceptable. The American leader also repeatedly criticized construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. At the same time in the middle of September Trump has said that the USA isn't going to impose sanctions against the participating companies of this project. "Nord Stream — 2" — the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea 1220 km long and 55 billion cubic meters in a year. He directly will connect the Russian resource base and the European consumers. On September 5 the Nord Stream 2 company, the operator of construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, has begun laying of pipes of the gas pipeline in an exclusive economic zone of Finland. It is expected that construction of the gas pipeline will come to the end at the end of 2019.

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