Bundestag urges to stop gas imports through Nord Stream 1

The Bundestag calls for stopping gas imports via Nord Stream 1

Germany is working to achieve independence from Russian gas by building LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals and entering into new supply contracts. Germany's goal should be to stop gas imports through Nord Stream 1 as soon as possible.

This was stated by Bundestag member from the Greens Robin Wagner in a Guildhall commentary.

“We are working hard to make Germany independent of Russian gas as quickly as possible. To this end, we are building new LNG terminals and entering into new supply contracts. We are currently replenishing our gas storage facilities to guarantee security even without Russian supplies,” the politician said.

“In view of Russia’s crimes against Ukraine, our goal should be to stop gas imports via Nord Stream 1 as soon as possible.” , summed up Robin Wagner, member of the German Bundestag.

Earlier, Oleksandr V. Danilyuk, head of the Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interdepartmental platform for countering hybrid threats, which operates within the framework of Ukraine-NATO cooperation, said that Europe could at any time abandon gas pipelines that bypass Ukraine. He stressed that the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline should be immediately stopped before the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, this will also be a guarantee that the Russian Federation will not stop gas supplies through Ukraine.

Deputies of the European Parliament from Germany and France and parliamentarians in a number of European capitals also made calls to stop the Russian Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.

Member of the European Parliament from France Rafael Glucksmann said that Nord Stream 1 was built in preparation for the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation in Europe that are now taking place, as well as to strengthen the EU’s dependence on Russia and move away from dependence on transit through Ukraine and Belarus. Glucksmann also said that the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline should be stopped, and Europe should come to a complete energy embargo against Russia, including gas.

Michael Galer, German representative in the European Parliament, member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany said that the EU should not give Russia the prerogative in the matter of gas supplies, since Russia had already stopped supplies to a number of countries, and should unilaterally stop the Russian Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

A senator in the French Senate Guillaume Gontar said that the international community should continue to put pressure on Russia in every possible way, despite the damage to the economies of Western states. According to him, while Europe is dependent on Russian gas, the Kremlin still has an instrument of pressure and the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 1 must be stopped.

In the UK Parliament, member of the House of Lords Mehnad Desai said that one of the instruments One thing that the European Union can and should use to stop Russia's war against Ukraine and ensure the inviolability of Ukrainian borders is the shutdown of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.

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