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German Foreign Minister Burbock said about the risk of popular unrest due to gas shortages

German Foreign Minister Burbock said about the risk of popular unrest due to gas shortages

German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said there was a risk of popular unrest due to a shortage of Russian gas.


According to Burbock, Germany will continue to need gas from Russia. In particular, she said that if Siemens refused to repair the turbine for Nord Stream 1, Germany could face public discontent.

“The Canadians said they have a lot of questions. We replied that we understand this, but if we do not get a gas turbine, then we will no longer receive gas, and then we will not be able to support Ukraine, as we will be busy with popular uprisings,” Burbock shared.

She clarified that she “exaggerated a little” when asked about the reality of such uprisings.


Earlier, Burbock said that the German authorities are doing everything possible to avoid a split in society amid the situation with gas supplies. As the minister added, the German government fears that the Russian Federation will not resume gas supplies via Nord Stream after the planned annual inspection of the pipeline.