Read: How Will the Ukraine Crisis Shape the World Energy Market?However, Putin continued to export energy commodities to Berlin, and Germany went ahead with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 Natural Gas Pipeline, which has long been at the heart of the harsh criticism of Germany by U.
, Germany suspended Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project and has released $3.
The statement of Deputy Chairman of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev after Germany's decision to stop Nord Stream 2 epitomizes this notion: "Welcome to a brave new world where Europeans will soon pay 2,000 Euros for a thousand cubic meters of natural gas.
One of the first consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for Germany and for its new Ukraine policy was the cancellation of the very important and, at the same time, very controversial Nord Stream 2 project.
Read: To Whom It May Concern: Turkey’s Counter-Spy Operations Send MessagesThere is growing tension and confrontation between the Western alliance and Russia over Ukraine, which will have an inevitable impact on the energy security of Europe as the Nord Stream 2 project has already been suspended.
Although there are differences and strains in the diplomatic relations between the two Nordic countries and Russia, the relations are on the basis of what can be classified as a “cold friendship.
However, such hand-wringing may also have to do with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which will transport Russian natural gas directly to Europe circumventing Ukraine when it is completed.
Aside from other evidence, such as the Nord Stream 2, this became quite clear based on the level of participants that arrived at Kyiv for the platform kickoff forum.
Nord Stream 2, a system of offshore natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, is important for Germany’s energy security and the Russia-France relationship is also growing.
, and it is not improbable that Russia will have to suspend or even cancel the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline due to U.
While France opposes Germany’s Nord-Stream 2 project with Russia, on the other hand, France has interestingly launched its own initiative right before the G7 summit in August this year to come closer with Russia and President Putin.
The radical change of the political system should not come with the help of a political coup, but with the shift of interpretations and arguments and the mainstreaming of right-wing positions.
Yet Germany, Europe’s biggest gas importer, continues to proceed with the Nord Stream II pipeline project, doubling its reliance on Russian gas.