Pravda: Why Putin should say nothing when USA and Germany fight over Russian natural gas

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Why should Russia “keep quiet” during arguments between the European Union and the United States? Hungarian political scientist Gabor Stier believes that Europe is ready to lift sanctions from Russia. In addition, the scientist believes, European leaders put pressure on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to force him to implement the Minsk Accords, albeit covertly, not to make it look like a gift for Russian President Putin.

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On May 18, Vladimir Putin had a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi, where the leaders discussed Trump’s ultimatum to Europe. Representatives of the Trump administration, at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a month ago, “asked” her to pull out from  the Nord Stream-2 project and promised not to raise import duties on European steel and aluminum products.

The European Commission proposed abolishing those duties and increasing supplies of American LNG in return. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, May 17, that the European Commission would take “decisive steps” to protect the interests of the European Union.

Pravda.Ru requested an expert opinion on the subject from Hungarian political scientist Gabor Stier.

“Why does Trump talk ultimatums?”

“It is not actually Trump who talks that way. In US foreign policy, it is the State Department, the Pentagon and influential circles that decide what to do, and Trump only serves them to carry out their orders. At the same time, he does not mind ultimatums much, because in domestic politics he promised to strengthen the American economy. Therefore, it remains in the interests of his electorate to increase pressure on Germany, to raise duties on European imports and sell US liquefied gas to Europe.

“Unfortunately, there are big disagreements about the Nord Stream 2 project within the European Union. On the one hand, Europe is interested in steady supplies of cheap Russian gas that counts for  30-40 percent of Europe’s gas consumption. On the other hand, there are EU countries that are interested in Nord Stream 2. This pipeline is advantageous mainly to Germany and the Netherlands as direct consumers. The project will make them feel more secure, because Ukraine is an unreliable transit partner.

Yet, ten countries of the European Union – central and southern ones – signed a letter to the European Commission, in which they objected to the domination of the Nord Stream 2 project. The implementation of this project would close the pipe from Ukraine, and the fuel for those countries will become more expensive as they would become dependent on Germany. The objecting countries want to receive natural gas through the Ukrainian pipe, whereas the Nord Stream could supply the fuel to the north of Europe.”

“Can Europe buy liquified natural gas from the USA?”

“Central Europe is 70-80 percent dependent on the Russian gas. If Germany can afford buying US gas, then the economy of weaker and smaller EU states will not be able to take it up. Wealthy EU states do not want to purchase LNG from the USA, but weaker states simply cannot afford it.”

“The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said that the EC would take “decisive steps” to protect the interests of the European Union. What kind of steps do you think they can be?”

“It depends primarily on Germany and France that defend economic European interests in the transatlantic competition. The European Union is opposed to USA’s decision on Iran because major EU companies have major projects in Iran. Europe does not want to impose more sanctions on Iran, since it is not beneficial for Europe to support American sanctions. These are semi-political and semi-economic steps. The policy of Europe is changing in light of new economic interests. Slowly but surely, Europe comes to realise that it has its own interests that should be defended. The EU does not have too much will to start a major fight with the United States. Yet, if German businesses insist on lifting sanctions from Russia, Merkel and Macron may listen.”

“What is Russia’s role in such complicated relations between Atlantic partners?”


“For Russia, it would be best to sit and watch. If Russia intervenes, the USA will say: “Here, we warned you that Russia is trying to divide Europe.” America always raises the issue of the Russian threat when it comes to the need to put more pressure on Europe.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. It’s obvious you are a newcomer at VT otherwise you would be more informed . There are no “analyst fails to explain ” for a permanent visitors of VT . Examine the site and you’ll find the answers .

  2. Russia and Germany lived / had been “peaceful neighbors” (not only neighbors but family related ) for many and long years before zionists broke it by wars using False Flag . Now Germany is controled by those zionists who want to isolate independent Russia.
    All countries but Iran, Syria, Cuba and N. Korea are controled by National Bank (of Rothschild clan) , same with EU by ECB (European Central Bank ).
    Ukraine has stolen Russian gas many times , and owns Russia ( for the stolen gas ) about 5 bill .

  3. Heiko Maas as FM & Merkel as Mutti der Nation are perfect examples of Jewish influence in Non German politics. German politics is like (good payed) slavery in a quarry. One wrong move and the “career” is over.
    When a FM or head of state of any country makes his first official visit to ISrael all should know by now where directions and political marching orders are coming from. Germany is not different then USA, GB, France, Australia or any other country where (honorable) Politicians pretending to be part of the (Jewish run) international community.

  4. People outside of the EU cannot believe how stupid European politicians really are. The German FM Maas recently tried to speek to his Russian counterpart in a reasonable way, he – as a 100% antigerman Atlanticist – reached almost his limits during this task, he is a total moron.

    Meanwhile in the German backyard, they sent only second grade – mostly 100% antigerman Atlanticists to the regular Potsdam Meeting between Russian and German bbusinessmen. The German politician did nothing but bashing Russia from any possible angle without any real argument.

    https://deutsch.rt.com/meinung/70171-deutsch-russische-potsdamer-begegnungen-konzentrieren/

    Then Merkel herself was in Sotjy and negotiated with Putin. Most of the time they fought with words and arguments (on Merkels side?) with no real achievements.

    Meanwhile in the German backyard the greatest Newspaper bild made a smear attack against Putin, saying that the flowers he gave to Merkel had quit another real meaning as they officially ment to be.

    This is German stupid politics, driven by an influential faction of in- and outsiders around Soros and others to undermine each constructive political move.

  5. *Also it has been many years since the end of WWII. Germany must be restored to full sovereignty again with all sanctions removed.*

    Surely not before they have paid reparations for war damage to Greece, something they didn’t to date.
    This would make Greece a wealthy country, even if the Greeks decide to pay the illegal debt imposed to them by the EU.
    In no other country the germans invaded did they so much damage and brutal murder to civilians people like in Greece. Even ancient books and manuscripts did they steal, something they deny even today, the no nazi governments.

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/09/11/gre1-s11.html

  6. ……… One can “no longer indulge the stubborn and fickle Greeks.” This remark could have come from the pen of a hack journalist, or from German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, for whom no austerity package for the impoverished Greek population goes far enough.
    These words were in fact spoken by Dr. Otto Kielmeyer, a German linguist who assumed the role of director of the Deutsche Akademie, the predecessor to the Goethe Institute, following the occupation of Thessaloniki on April 9, 1941. “We are no longer the more or less unpopular but tolerated foreigners, but the masters of the country,” he proclaimed triumphantly following the invasion of the country by the Wehrmacht. (1)
    Today the German “masters of the country” do not appear in uniform. However, the successive rounds of EU decisions, imposed above all by Schäuble and German Chancellor

  7. The EU must acknowledge that Russia is a new country not the former Soviet Union anymore. The bully terrorists of the world are Israel and its partner U.S. Also it has been many years since the end of WWII. Germany must be restored to full sovereignty again with all sanctions removed. The EU should boot the U.S. and Israel out of all their affairs and join hands with Russia and Iran and Syria over there. It is the U.S. and Israel which are the pariah countries which endanger world peace today. The EU must boycott the U.S. and Israel and look to Russia and China as the new world partners to save the planet from destruction by terrorist criminals in Israel and the U.S. today.

    • By the way, Israel did 9/11/01 aided by traitors Bush, Cheney and the four star generals but blamed on innocent Muslims. Wake Up Europe! Israel is the terrorist criminal outlaw of the planet along with the U.S.: https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
      Quote:
      • “Larry Silverstein – is a Jewish American businessman from New York. Silverstein obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on 24 July, 2001. [3] The towers were in fact close to worthless, being filled with asbestos, [4] yet Silverstein “felt a compelling urge to own them”. Silverstein had breakfast in “Windows on the World” restaurant (located in North Tower 107th Floor) every morning. [5] but broke this routine on the morning of 11 September 2001. Silverstein’s two children, who also worked in the WTC, were also absent from work that day. Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex. [6] Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli president Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein was such good friends with Netanyahu that, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz he would speak with him on the phone every sunday. [7]
      • Video – Where was Larry Silverstein on 9/11?”

    • I urge everyone in the E.U. to review the history of the decline of Rome. History follows clear patterns. The U.S. is clearly in decline today. It is bankrupt morally and fiscally. All most Americans think about is having sex or watching porn. The old manufacturing base is gone with the wind and will never be reinstated. Most Americans today are brainwashed, lazy and stupid. They don’t have a clue about what is going on the the world around them or even in their own home towns. The massive federal debt is an obscenity and obviously will never be repaid. The dollar is virtually worthless now. Congress does not even talk about this massive debt anymore. Europeans know history. They know about borrowing and printing fake money. The dollar could fail at any instant without warning. If and when it does, and it most certainly will, it will take down much of the rest of the world at least temporarily. The best defense is not to deal in dollars at all period. American has reached its final days after about 2 centuries of corruption. Read the history or Rome. America should legalize gambling, prostitution and drugs and simply party to the end. Doesn’t Israel lover liar con artist draft dodger Trump set a good immoral example for the rest of the failed country to follow? How many wives has he had? How many prostitutes has he had? He likely has VD and Aids. This is why his mind is so screwed up. Prepare for the worse EU. You may have to save the world.

    • We have new Russia. We are a little bit childish, but realize the West is pretty cun and old in its insinuations. We tried to trust, but saw it was intrigue. We are too straightlined. The West turned out to be more perverting. But…. We know. We will win! For the sake of all good people of the world who suffer from wild capitalism.

  8. The Ukrainian transiting pipeline and the pump compressor stations are pretty old and become less reliable by two points. First – the political. Ukraine even buys Russian reverse gas from EU. More expensive, but not directly from “aggressor”, as the call us. Second – they didn’t fix and maintain the pipeline. Now it is cheaper to build the new, than fix the old. The EU realises, that USA wants to stop building Ns-2 a d to enable the EU to buy USA LNG. But there’s no cheaper and reliable way than pipeline gas. The EU leaders will have clear mind when General Frost comes to EU thanks to the current weather anomaly.

    • Let me tell you a little detail about the former deal between Ukraine and Germany. Germany – on big pressure of Israel and the US – had to deal with a criminal middle man, who unfortunately was a jew. This way he and his criminal company made huge profits – whereby the Ukraine stole Russian gas on a remarbeable scale – and Germany had to pay for this scam. If Merkel was allowed to maintain this scam, she would do it right now.

      Everything she has to do regarding the German gas supply, does not come from her in any shape or form. The whole North pipeline deal was negotiated with Schröder on the German side and the companies can put pressure on Merkel, because she factual broke any reliable and modern German energy supply into thousend pieces. Politically, I’m not ashamed to call her a criminal, everything she did was against fundamental German interests. And by her arrogance and boldness she also drove many countries in a growing opposition against this country, that’s her (and all her cowards in the government) incompetence.

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