With the help of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, the Russian Federation wanted to punish Ukraine. Instead, the Kremlin spent a colossal amount of money, but got no results. This was said by the famous analyst Mikhail Krutikhin.
This is reported by the NPF, referring to “Economic news.”
Analyst Mikhail Krutikhin said that Russia’s plans to deliver gas to Europe via the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, thereby damaging the Ukrainian gas transportation system, have failed. The construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline by Russia with the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the expert called the “geopolitical task”. According to Krutikhin, the Kremlin has already spent more than $ 100 billion on this “task”.
According to the expert, the key role in this file was played by the American sanctions, which interrupted the implementation of the Russian project. Krutikhin noted that the head of the White House, Donald Trump, with the stroke of a pen, did not allow the domination of the Russian Gazprom in Europe.
The expert underlined that the American sanctions have become the pressure lever which forced the Russian Federation to sign a new transit agreement with Ukraine.
“It was the end of the whole geopolitical task of bypassing Ukraine, depriving it of gas transit. Gazprom was forced to accept a new agreement on terms he couldn’t even think of before. The US sanctions have worked, “said the analyst.
The expert also believes that in Russia, there is no chance of completing the implementation of this economic project.
Recall that we wrote earlier that Poland opposed the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2.