Canada to withdraw from sanctions the turbine for “Gazprom” at the request of Germany

Canada to withdraw from sanctions the turbine for “Gazprom” at the request of Germany

Canada will lift a turbine for Gazprom from sanctions at the request of Germany

  Canada to withdraw turbine for Gazprom from sanctions at the request of Germany

The Canadian government plans to withdraw from sanctions the delayed turbine for the Nord Stream gas pipeline. She was brought to the country from Russia for repairs, but it became impossible to return her due to the restrictions imposed against Moscow. The German government has asked Ottawa to make an exception, according to the Ukrainian publication Evropeyskaya Pravda, citing anonymous sources. and Reuters.

Citing a turbine delay, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom reduced the capacity of the Nord Stream pipeline in Germany up to 40% of the usual level. Russian gas occupies an important place in the German economy, and supply cuts are forcing Berlin and big business to prepare for a regime of severe fuel savings. shipments are not related to the delayed equipment. However, according to European Pravda, the reason for lifting the sanctions will be the argument about the need to restore the volume of gas pumped to Europe.

On July 7, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck told Bloomberg that the turbine would need to be returned to Germany, then to transfer it to Russia. “I will be the first to fight for a further strong package of EU sanctions, but strong sanctions mean they must hurt and hurt Russia and Putin more than our economy,” the minister said.
Reuters source in Ukrainian the Ministry of Economy said that if Canada really returns the turbine to Gazprom, then the Ukrainian authorities will turn to European partners with a request to “reconsider the approach” to the execution of the sanctions regime.