After this The Kremlin blamed the EU for stopping gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. “If the Europeans make an absolutely absurd decision to refuse to maintain their facilities, or rather, facilities owned by Gazprom, then it is not Gazprom’s fault, but the fault of the politicians who made sanctions decisions have,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on the state television program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin,” the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.
According to Peskov, the Europeans are contractually obliged to maintain the plant of the Russian energy giant Gazprom. Politicians are now making sure “that their citizens suffer strokes when they see their electricity bills,” said Peskow, referring to the rapidly rising energy prices. “Now that it’s getting colder, the situation will get worse.”
Gazprom announced on Friday evening that it would no longer route gas through the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and justified this with a technical defect in the Portovaya compressor station. The group had previously justified a three-day delivery stop from Wednesday to Friday with maintenance work.