Russia is ready to supply gas through the undamaged branch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak on October 5, telling reporters about the results of the last OPEC + meeting in Vienna.
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“Yes, of course, it is possible (delivery. – Ed.),” Novak said, answering a question from a journalist.
“As for the second string, it is ready, built, and if the necessary legal decisions are made by European colleagues regarding its certification and removal of restrictions, I think that Russia could provide appropriate supplies through this gas pipeline string in a short time,” Novak said.
He also added that at the moment the damaged gas pipeline requires an examination, which will determine further decisions on its operation.
On October 2, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation said that it was technically possible to repair the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, but this would take a lot of time and money.
A gas leak was discovered on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines – Nord Stream and Nord Stream – 2. Bjorn Lund, a representative of the Seismic Center of Sweden, said that two powerful underwater explosions were registered that day in the area of leaks in pipelines.
An investigation is currently underway. The Pentagon denied US involvement in the sabotage at Nord Stream. However, the Russian Foreign Ministry recalled the words of US President Joe Biden to get rid of SP-2.
On October 4, it became known that Nord Stream 2 AG could not start surveying the damaged sections of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline due to the lack of the requested permits, the request processing time may exceed 20 business days. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said on October 2 that it is technically possible to repair gas pipelines, but this will take a lot of time and money.
On October 5, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia’s participation in the Nord Stream investigation should be mandatory, and the country cannot be excluded from this process.