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Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Weil ruled out the possibility of launching Nord Stream 2

Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Weil ruled out the possibility of launching Nord Stream 2

Russia’s fighting in Ukraine has undermined trust between Berlin and Moscow, so the commissioning of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is ruled out. Such an assessment of the likelihood of launching the pipeline was given by the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) Stefan Weil.

“The loss of trust is so fundamental that there will never again be a situation in which the German federal government could rely on energy from Russia. Nord Stream 2 will never work,” the politician said.

According to Weill, there will be no more energy partnership with Russia, as in his opinion Moscow has destroyed “the most important asset in the partnership: trust.” The politician warned that anyone willing to cooperate with Russia is afraid of being “deceived” a second time.

“This cooperation is irretrievably destroyed. And the West will recover faster than Russia,” he concluded.

Earlier, the German government said that the German Cabinet did not change its position on the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the certification of which was stopped in February.