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Russian lawmakers urge Europe to revive Nord Stream 2 to solve energy crisis

Europe can solve its energy crisis by withdrawing sanctions against Russia and bringing the frozen Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline back into service, the speaker of the Russian parliament said on Friday.

Germany halted Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project on February 22just two days before Russia sent troops to Ukraine in what it calls a “special military operation,” and after the Kremlin formally recognized two separate regions in eastern Ukraine.

Some Europeans are voluntarily reducing their energy consumption, such as by limiting the use of appliances or showering at work to save money, but companies are prepared for possible rationing. I’m here.

Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, has said energy security is impossible without Russia.

“A defining moment has come for European leaders. They have two ways out of the situation they have created,” he wrote on Telegram.

“First step. Lift illegal sanctions against our country and launch.” nord stream 2. Second. Leaving everything as it is will create problems for the economy and make life even more difficult for citizens. ”

Europe’s most controversial energy project, costing $11 billion, ended in September 2021 but sits on hold pending certification by Germany and the European Union.

Moscow’s military actions in Ukraine have sparked widespread sanctions from the West, leading to cuts in energy supplies from Russia and pushing inflation around the world to multi-year highs.

Gas supply still in operation nord stream One pipeline running in parallel with nord stream Two at the bottom of the Baltic Sea have been reduced to one-fifth of their normal capacity and shut down completely Wednesday for a three-day maintenance outage scheduled to end Saturday.

Russia cites equipment failures or delays as the main reasons for reducing deliveries. nord stream 1. The West accuses Russia of using energy as a tool of political coercion, which the Russian government denies.

Wholly owned by Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom nord stream 2 Half of the pipeline costs were borne by Shell, Austria’s OMV, France’s Engie, Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall.

(Reuters – Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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