Gas stop of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline is not politically motivated, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
“What is the political background if the turbines are subject to the sanctions that are on our gas pipelines? If you have a car and it breaks down because the parts are sanctioned? – he told reporters.
Grushko added that the EU “should have thought” before imposing sanctions on complex technical sectors that are connected to the critical energy structure.
Let's remember Nord Stream on Friday AG announced the impending shutdown of Nord Stream for repairs. It will last from July 11 to 21. The work will include testing of mechanical components and automation systems.