Merkel spoke about Russia’s use of Nord Stream 2
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel denied Russia’s use of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon. She spoke about this in an interview with the RND agency.
Commenting on the decision to build the pipeline, Merkel said that she “believed not in change through trade, but in connection through trade with the second largest nuclear power in the world.”
According to her, this move proved to be difficult, as there was a widespread belief that Russia would allegedly stop pumping gas through Ukraine immediately after the launch of Nord Stream 2. At the same time, the ex-Chancellor of Germany pointed out that at the time the Russian special operation began, the pipeline was not launched. “In this sense, gas was not a weapon,” she stressed.
In an interview with RND, Merkel also explained her earlier choice in favor of Russian pipeline gas instead of liquefied gas from other countries. As she explained, this decision was due to its benefits to the industry.