German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he considers Russia an unreliable gas supplier. He made this statement at a press conference in Berlin on Friday.
The head of the German government made it clear that EU should not rely on the supply of this fuel from the Russian Federation.
“There are several pipelines that reach Germany, some capacity will always be enough to fulfill Russia's supply obligations, whether it be a pipeline through Ukraine, Yamal or Nord Stream. Technically it would never be a problem to fulfill all obligations supplier that Russia has," the head of the German government said.
In this context, he mentioned the repair of the Siemens turbine, which is necessary for the full operation of Nord Stream. According to Scholz, Moscow's claims that gas supplies were cut for technical reasons are "unconvincing."
"That's why we prefer to play it safe," he concluded, citing measures already taken to reduce gas consumption.
The United States does not recognize the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia. Such a development will seriously complicate prospects for a diplomatic settlement