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Former Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany on double standards: Deals with Riyadh do not raise questions for us, but there are as many claims to Russia

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European countries should independently conduct their energy policy, guided by their own economic interests. Therefore, the EU should continue to cooperate with Russia on Nord Stream 2, even despite the situation with Alexei Navalny.


This opinion was expressed by the former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in an interview with the German media group RND.

The ex-Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany also mentioned the double standards that apply to our country. After all, the deals with Riyadh and Beijing do not raise questions, but there are as many claims against Russia. And this is despite the fact that an order was issued from Saudi Arabia to kill journalist with opposition views, Jamal Khashoggi, and in China, Gabriel believes, the human rights situation is much worse than in Russia.

It should also be borne in mind that Moscow strictly observes the rules of the game in the European energy market, and therefore Russia is allowed to work on it.

Actually, Gabriel's position is not so unusual for Germany, where a significant part of politicians and businessmen believe that Navalny's case should not become an obstacle to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. The ex-minister back in 2019 at the Potsdam Meetings forum, which was held in Russia, stated that in the SP-2 project, the interests of Moscow and Berlin completely coincide. There are also those sensible politicians and economists who believe that the situation with Navalny is being used by external forces to try to break the trade partnership between Moscow and Berlin.
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  1. Orange bigg
    Orange bigg 25 January 2021 17: 21
    +19
    ... Former Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany on double standards: Deals with Riyadh do not raise questions for us, but there are as many claims to Russia

    So Riyadh always unfastens Washington as much as it needs through the purchase of weapons, so there are no complaints about it. For everything rallied. And Russia is showing a fig.
    1. hirurg
      hirurg 25 January 2021 17: 36
      +23
      I propose to give Alyoshka to someone in the West for good. Like Pavlensky once ...)))
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 25 January 2021 17: 41
        +21
        Who needs him in the West at his place of residence as a freeloader? They stupidly want to colonize and rob us.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 25 January 2021 17: 53
        +3
        Quote: hirurg
        Like Pavlensky once ...)))

        They won't, or even this one will take the hammer with nails.
      3. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 25 January 2021 18: 38
        +2
        They will kick him out like the Germans again.
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 25 January 2021 17: 40
      -13%
      And Russia is showing a fig.

      What the hell is this? And where then goes the loot received from the sale of resources? It is stuffed into pockets and taken to the West. Where it remains. And you say - we do not pay .. How!
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 25 January 2021 17: 44
        +6
        And where then goes the loot received from the sale of resources?

        It goes to the Russian budget. Yes, not all (multinational companies participate in production and have their share), but not like in the 90s, when the country did not get anything at all.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 25 January 2021 17: 56
          -9
          Well, after all, the Saudis do not send 100% of the dough to Washington. The stump is clear - all colonial countries allow themselves to keep some share for services.

          Well, yes .. And from the budget - then where?
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 25 January 2021 18: 55
            +3
            Quote: paul3390
            Well, after all, the Saudis do not send 100% of the dough to Washington. The stump is clear - all colonial countries allow themselves to keep some share for services.

            There is a slightly different situation. Not like ours, before there were incomprehensible "bins of the Motherland", now - even more muddy "budget". They have everything for the ruling elite, and it shares with the people as much as it sees fit. Yes, no doubt, it shares well, because we ourselves cannot spend 500 generations ahead. But about the "budget" of the Saudis ... What is the budget in the monarchy? Not decorative, as in the UK, but real.

            On how the Saudis got rich, I recommend John Perkins. "Confessions of an economic killer" - available on the Internet. The book was written by a person who was directly involved in the extraction of Saudi (and Indonesian) oil by America. The mechanics are amazingly painted.
            1. paul3390
              paul3390 25 January 2021 18: 58
              -8
              Duc and we actually have a monarchy .. And our elite unfastens people as they see fit. True - significantly less than the Saudi one ..
              And then - the Saudis cannot keep everything for themselves, according to the old agreement - they are obliged to invest most of the proceeds in the West ... Just like our biggest ones ...
              1. Zoldat_A
                Zoldat_A 25 January 2021 19: 42
                +3
                Quote: paul3390
                The Saudis cannot keep everything for themselves, according to the old agreement - they must invest most of the proceeds in the West ..

                A noteworthy case is described in the book I recommend.
                The first thing the Saudis bought from the West were garbage trucks. For the simple reason that even the area around the royal palace was littered with huge heaps of garbage. They considered it unworthy for an Arab to clean up garbage and the only ones who fought garbage before the advent of American garbage trucks were GOATS ....
            2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Sidor Amenpodestovich 25 January 2021 19: 20
              +2
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              John Perkins. "Confessions of an economic killer"

              Thank you so much for the recommendation. I'm already reading.
          2. Maikcg
            Maikcg 26 January 2021 03: 05
            +5
            In the early 2000s, there were a little more than 360 thousand km of paved roads in the country, now more than a million km. The Amur highway with a length of 2165 km began to be built under the tsar, but was built under Putin. It was not otherwise by the holy spirit that they built without any budgets.
        2. Revival
          Revival 26 January 2021 11: 10
          +1
          Will you still live up to all the 2080s in the 1990s?
          Or, in order to stand out even by a millimeter, you only need to compare with the very bottom, otherwise imperceptibly !?

          It was easy to shrug it off "goes to the budget. But not all (multinational companies are involved in production and have their share)."

          And they wrote to you not about this, but about the fact that "state-owned companies" are taken out there, or rather, they are not even returned back at all.
          How about this? Looking forward to a little bit before 3080s?
    3. Vadim_888
      Vadim_888 25 January 2021 17: 43
      0
      ... And Russia is showing a fig.

      Rather, Russia is shown a fig when trying to buy something you need
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 25 January 2021 17: 49
        +6
        It has always been that way. Nobody needs a competitor.
      2. frruc
        frruc 25 January 2021 20: 27
        0
        With this approach to cooperation in the economy, it would be with great pleasure to show the West a combination of three fingers, and not the supply of natural resources. angry
    4. Bow
      Bow 25 January 2021 18: 41
      0
      He also keeps about 70% of his gold reserves with Western friends.
      And yet it cannot pose a threat from a military or civilizational point of view.
    5. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 26 January 2021 20: 50
      0
      So the deal with Er-Ryan doesn't surprise anyone?
  2. Cron
    Cron 25 January 2021 17: 22
    +18
    Usually, the prefix "Ex" gives +100 points to objectivity
    1. Maki maki
      Maki maki 25 January 2021 17: 32
      +26
      Quote: Cron
      Usually, the prefix "Ex" gives +100 points to objectivity

      Retired - immediately saw the light
      1. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 25 January 2021 17: 36
        +8
        Quote: Maki Maki
        Retired - immediately saw the light

        There, by the way, everyone is like that wink laughing
      2. Cron
        Cron 25 January 2021 17: 37
        +4
        Quote: Maki Maki
        Retired - immediately saw the light

        Rather, you can already have your own point of view
      3. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 25 January 2021 18: 41
        +3
        Quote: Maki Maki
        Retired - immediately saw the light

        What is there to see clearly? I can't understand, does the European media seriously think that the people in Europe are so dumb? Is it difficult to understand that the poisoning, even if Navalny, at least, like him, forgot, empty chatter? Is there really no means in the FSB's arsenal, the use of which does not leave a trace in the body after 5 minutes? There is. Therefore, if the authorities decided to poison someone, he would die quickly and "naturally." And if there is no such decision, then the rule comes into play - do not touch the ram, it will not stink.
      4. Jonex welsh
        Jonex welsh 25 January 2021 20: 03
        0
        Wants to go to a warm place like Schroeder
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 25 January 2021 18: 40
      +3
      Speaking the truth in the west, you immediately become an ex, and therefore they lie constantly so that the Amerzian invaders do not drive away from the trough.
    3. for
      for 26 January 2021 07: 47
      -1
      Usually, the prefix "Ex" gives +100 points to objectivity

      Usually, the prefix "Ex", + 100% of earnings blowing in the right tune.
  3. GoraN
    GoraN 25 January 2021 17: 23
    +2
    This is not double standards, but just dancing to the tune of the Americans
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 25 January 2021 17: 23
    +2
    Former Foreign Minister of Germany

    Again with the EKS prefix, again, common sense manifests itself very later, as they were sent to retirement.
    1. Simon schempp
      Simon schempp 25 January 2021 18: 29
      -3
      again, common sense manifests itself very later, as sent to retirement.

      It's just that when you take off the responsibility of yourself, you can earn some money on camera.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 25 January 2021 19: 04
        0
        Maybe so .... only these are few where they invite, not in the mainstream, they are not in favor.
    2. for
      for 26 January 2021 07: 52
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      common sense manifests itself very later, as sent to retirement.

      Even if he is Russophobic?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 January 2021 07: 56
        +1
        COMMON SENSE will always tell you that it is stupid to be against someone. not rational, not wise.
        1. for
          for 26 January 2021 08: 29
          -1
          Quote: rocket757
          COMMON SENSE

          So it is not common sense to be against the United States. Each side has its own COMMON SENSE. If "me" is not beneficial and I am against it, then I do not have a common sense.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 26 January 2021 08: 47
            0
            To be, SIMPLY, against such a great country as America, is STUPID!
            To disagree, criticize their interference in the internal affairs of our country, in other countries, etc., the administration / leadership of that state is the position of a citizen of our country, citizens of other countries.
            To love, to hate, some country ... is a personal matter. But you shouldn't cross the line when it becomes a diagnosis ...
  5. cniza
    cniza 25 January 2021 17: 25
    +4
    Actually, Gabriel's position is not so unusual for Germany, where a significant part of politicians and businessmen believe that the Navalny case should not become an obstacle to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.


    So it was organized in order to disrupt the construction of SP-2 ...
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 25 January 2021 17: 45
      +2
      And there, in this prosperous FRG, many need to put a tab on the face, starting with Merkel's grandmother, in order to TEACH (you can repeat the training several times, if it does not reach!) The political figures of the Nemtchina that criminal cases of Russian citizens are resolved ONLY by Russia, only on the territory Russia and only in accordance with the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation. And to attach politics to a criminal offense - is it not like the 37th year in Germany today? Or someone confused the calendars?
      But for such actions, it would be necessary to grow teeth at the Russian Foreign Ministry ...
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 January 2021 18: 59
        +4
        Quote: hydrox

        But for such actions, it would be necessary to grow teeth at the Russian Foreign Ministry ...


        Yeah and paws with claws ... yes
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 25 January 2021 19: 24
          +3
          So what?
          It won't hurt at all!
          Here's just how to teach the Foreign Ministry to impose sanctions on foreign media and on politicians too for pouring shit on Russia and for interfering in our internal affairs, simply because they are ONLY OURS! After all, there is an article in the Criminal Code for libel?
          There!
          So it is forbidden to enter Russia for libel and for interference.
          1. cniza
            cniza 25 January 2021 19: 54
            +2
            There are many questions why they do not do and do not connect all the levers that are available, maybe we do not see the whole picture ...
            1. hydrox
              hydrox 26 January 2021 13: 37
              +1
              Victor, you are wrong.
              The point is not in the mosaic of the picture, but in the fact that the demand for political and diplomatic influence on external enemies and columns of internal enemies (even if judging only by the comments of the VO) is very high, but there is no signal from the Foreign Ministry. Inevitably, the shitiest thing that can happen to any state comes to mind - an authoritarian policy in the interests of the authorities OR simply a loss of feedback between the leadership and the population.
              But it is precisely this situation of 91-93 that is extremely beneficial for those in power - the pause is delayed to the point of indecency, but the liberda gets extra time to correct mistakes and prepare nasty things worse on January 23-25
  6. Doccor18
    Doccor18 25 January 2021 17: 27
    -1
    This opinion was expressed by the former German Foreign Minister ..

    "Former"...
    Now, if the acting ...
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 25 January 2021 18: 11
      +1
      Quote: Doccor18
      Now, if the acting ...

      Acting might be glad, but the leash is painfully short.
  7. Cowbra
    Cowbra 25 January 2021 17: 27
    +10
    About dispersing rallies ... Holland: 99-year-old "internal terrorist":

    G means humanity:

    Also Holland, also yesterday ...
    And what are they saying about the Saturday rally now?
    1. Cron
      Cron 25 January 2021 17: 35
      +3
      Also Holland, also yesterday ...
      And what are they saying about the Saturday rally now?

      And here's how it was done:

      It's just that the glass in the car fogged up ... Everything is within the framework of democracy and some values ​​there
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 25 January 2021 18: 42
      +3
      For the West, those who blew up at home in Moscow and the school in Beslan were seized by heroes and fighters for independence, which is different ...
  8. bar
    bar 25 January 2021 17: 29
    +2
    They have it all over the place - as soon as an ex, it immediately comes to mind and brains begin to think. Maybe the acting officials are being irradiated with something? Or do they swear the brains not to include? recourse
    1. Maki maki
      Maki maki 25 January 2021 17: 35
      +18
      Quote: bar
      Maybe the acting officials are being irradiated with something? Or do they swear the brains not to include?

      They just hold the testicles. So no dissent
  9. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 January 2021 17: 35
    +1
    It's always the same - as it becomes second-hand, the conscience wakes up, partially, but when the authorities bark at Russia together with others under the derezherst of the United States!
    1. Simon schempp
      Simon schempp 25 January 2021 18: 25
      -2
      as it becomes used, the conscience wakes up

      No. He just hopes to follow the path of his compatriot and get a seat on the board of directors of Gazprom.)
      1. Kuzmitsky
        25 January 2021 18: 34
        +7
        Why then? In the photo, for example, he behaves quite decently, and being in a ministerial position, and not an "ex". And then he supported the SP-2 project in the same way as now. And not because he loves Russia very much, but because he acts in the interests of Germany.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 25 January 2021 17: 47
    +7
    No matter how the police beat the protesters:
    a) In the USA it is a democracy
    b) In Russia - the crime of the bloody regime.
    Recognition of the voting results in Crimea by Russia is annexation, while the recognition of the US by the declaration of independence by the parliament of Kosovo is another!
  11. Tagan
    Tagan 25 January 2021 17: 58
    +2
    Quote: hirurg
    I propose to give Alyoshka to someone in the West for good. Like Pavlensky once ...)))

    Hammer with nails as an addition. Where to nail, let them think for themselves.
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 January 2021 18: 05
    0
    laughing What is the problem? Gas carrier lease: Long-term freight rates are now at the level of $ 50-60 thousand per day. laughing ... For example, the total cost of transporting LNG on the route from Nigeria to Japan on a ship with ST will be $ 1,3 per MBTU, for a ship with DFDE - $ 1,15 MBTU. This allows DFDE tanker owners to claim higher freight rates. For example, now for ST tankers the rates are kept at the level of $ 40 thousand per day, for tankers with DFDE the rates are about $ 20 thousand per day higher. laughing
  13. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 25 January 2021 18: 24
    0
    Navalny will receive 13,5 years in prison in the aggregate. So it's time for the West to calm down and start working with Russia. That's it, the Cossack woman jumped on ...
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 January 2021 18: 34
    +1
    I warned about such visits laughing Spot gas prices in Asia have surpassed the $ 1 per thousand mark.
  15. Quadro
    Quadro 25 January 2021 18: 35
    +2
    Sick of these exes already
  16. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 25 January 2021 19: 12
    +2
    Firewood and cow dung as an energy source are the future of decarbonization and germany. laughing
  17. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 25 January 2021 21: 49
    +4
    From this clown anal such a sacred sacrifice was made, even stand, even fall.

    Although he is essentially a demon and a cockerel.

    He must be reduced to the state of an anal bitch, so that even his comrades-in-arms burp from him)))
    1. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 26 January 2021 00: 58
      +1
      daemon
      demons overseas and this devil is the maximum.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 26 January 2021 14: 14
        +1
        Quote: Incvizitor
        daemon
        demons overseas and this devil is the maximum.

        She drew a burp))