Germany hints at the earliest possible opening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – “There is no reason not to open it”

Deputy Speaker of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Kubicki is pushing for the opening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a solution to Germany’s gas shortage and energy crisis.

“Then people won’t be cold in the winter and our industry won’t suffer serious damage,” he explained of his proposal, according to the online magazine Politico.

According to Kubik, the pipeline must be opened as soon as possible so that Germany can replenish its gas reserves for next winter.

“There’s no reason we shouldn’t open from Nord Stream 2 because we’re already getting gas through the old Nord Stream 1.” “Nord Stream 2 gas is no more immoral, it’s just another pipe,” he commented.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reacted sharply to the proposal.

“Dependence on Russian gas is a killer,” he said, according to Politico.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is ready for operation, but Germany refused to let it go after Russia launched a full-scale war in Ukraine.

Joachim Nagel, the head of the country’s central bank, last warned about the economic situation in Germany on Saturday. The concern is particularly related to the possibility of Russian gas supplies stopping completely.

“If the energy crisis worsens, a recession looks likely next winter,” Nagel said.

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