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Former US Ambassador to Poland called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about"

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If the Russian army invaded Ukraine, Germany's current position on the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would no longer be sustainable. Therefore, the best solution is to suspend it.


This was stated by the former United States Ambassador to Poland Daniel Fried in an interview with EURACTIV.

All parties (Poland, Ukraine, European Commission, Germany and USA) would have the opportunity to think about the best way forward.

- said the American diplomat.

At the same time, he added that only the new government of Germany can decide the fate of the gas pipeline.

The ex-US ambassador called Nord Stream 2 “a shame the Germans know about,” accusing the former German chancellor.

What Schroeder did was a shame, and Germany knows it. But we must constantly remind ourselves that the Putin regime is a threat to Europe and democracy.

- said Fried.

Prior to that, the incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Germany would support the completion of the gas pipeline, ignoring different opinions on this issue in the EU countries.

Gas from Nord Stream 2 is no worse than gas that comes in transit through Ukraine or gas that comes from Russia through Turkey.

she remarked reasonably.

Earlier, the President of the United States Joe Biden said that he has opposed the construction of a pipeline for Russian gas since the days when he was not yet in his current position.
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  1. Woodman
    Woodman April 21 2021 14: 56
    +27
    What Schroeder did was a shame, and Germany knows it.
    It's a shame amers' bases in Germany ...
    and Germany knows it.
    And SP-2 is a direct benefit for Germany.
    1. Alena Frolovna
      Alena Frolovna April 21 2021 15: 00
      +9
      What is not a human being ("USA") will certainly think of himself as such a "Human" ("USA") ...

      Bizarre appearances
      У megalomania:
      One is habit
      TO BE EVERYWHERE - LIKE A "GAG" ...
      Nina Sevostyanova
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner April 21 2021 16: 00
        +5
        Yeah. Each striped condom imagines itself as an airship.
        1. The black
          The black April 21 2021 16: 16
          +11
          It's no shame - it's stolen oil from occupied Iraq and the occupied areas of Syria by tankers to drive it to the states laughing
          1. VORON538
            VORON538 April 22 2021 01: 15
            0
            What are you, what are you. As they say, "this is another"!
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov April 23 2021 21: 22
              0
              "If the Russian army invaded Ukraine, Germany's current position on the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would no longer be sustainable. Therefore, the best solution is to suspend it."

              Freed let it slip? Two fundamental proposals that clearly explain why APU / Ukraine will thrown into a desperate blitzkrieg attempt in the LPNR BEFORE completion of construction of SP-2 (that is, until mid-August)!
    2. NIKN
      NIKN April 21 2021 15: 00
      +16
      Former US Ambassador to Poland called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about"
      History knows no greater shame than the history of modern Poland ... but perhaps the shame of modern Ukraine ... Well, the truth is still the newest Young Europeans behave "worthily".
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    4. knn54
      knn54 April 21 2021 15: 13
      +5
      Truth is what is now for the good of the "king." Everything else is a lie and a crime!
      It's hard to be a god (Ai B.Strugatsky)
    5. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 21 2021 15: 29
      +3
      Quote: Lesovik
      And SP-2 is a direct benefit for Germany.

      Germans consider money no worse than Americans, and there is no shame in buying cheaper.
    6. xorek
      xorek April 21 2021 16: 58
      +1
      Quote: Lesovik
      What Schroeder did was a shame, and Germany knows it.
      It's a shame amers' bases in Germany ...
      and Germany knows it.
      And SP-2 is a direct benefit for Germany.

      The US and Co. are afraid that Germany will jump out of their influence and become economically and politically independent .. And they have the worst dream if it gets closer to Russia ..
      Schrader was a far-sighted politician, you could negotiate with him and just talk .. And these mongrels are from the State Department.
    7. Normal ok
      Normal ok April 21 2021 17: 33
      0
      Quote: Lesovik
      What Schroeder did was a shame, and Germany knows it.
      It's a shame amers' bases in Germany ...
      and Germany knows it.
      And SP-2 is a direct benefit for Germany.

      Although the author is right. Europe is dead. And, this is their real shame.
      PS. depend on everyone and cannot do anything.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 21 2021 14: 56
    +4
    Your liquefied gas smells like doh-lyat and rot-lyat, and the very fact of the existence of such beushek is a shame for America, and even for the Naglo-Saxons in general! am
    1. frruc
      frruc April 21 2021 15: 04
      +2
      Former US Ambassador called Nord Stream 2 "a shame, .......

      Shame is in Washington, scavengers do not disdain anything.
  3. cniza
    cniza April 21 2021 14: 57
    +2
    The ex-US ambassador called Nord Stream 2 “a shame the Germans know about,” accusing the former German chancellor.


    No minke, this is your loss in the European energy market and this is just the beginning ...
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter April 21 2021 15: 33
      -5
      Quote: cniza
      this is your loss in the European energy market and this is just the beginning ...

      It's a shame for Alaska ...
  4. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk April 21 2021 14: 58
    +1
    Well son, did your Yankees help you?))
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 21 2021 15: 35
      +1
      Quote: From Tomsk
      Well son, did your Yankees help you?

      On August 25, 1939, the governments of Poland and Britain signed the Mutual Assistance Treaty, and on September 1, 1939, Germany attacked Poland. And who helped Poland?
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 21 2021 14: 58
    +5
    What brilliant insights! They are ready to trample the economy of Germany, selling her their SG, and even under the guise of benefactors, saviors from ... but no matter from whom. Tears of affection on the cheeks of the Germans, who saw new gas bills, will you wipe them with what? Used toilet paper from your own military bases on their territory?
  6. Pereira
    Pereira April 21 2021 14: 59
    +3
    Are the words attributed to the ambassador - literal translation? I read and do not grasp the meaning.
    I understand the general message. But I can't understand the reasoning.
    Do bourgeois politicians always say that?
    1. andr327
      andr327 April 21 2021 15: 55
      0
      And they never had a normal argumentation!
  7. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus April 21 2021 15: 01
    +2
    Germans think about their pocket, not about the US profits under shitty sauce. Really a shame! how they dared to be so intolerant. laughing
  8. businessv
    businessv April 21 2021 15: 01
    +2
    Joe Biden has said he has opposed the construction of a pipeline for Russian gas since he was not in his current position.
    Still, this scarecrow did not declare this when his son from the GTS Square fed on both cheeks!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 21 2021 15: 38
      +1
      Quote: businessv
      Still, this scarecrow did not declare this when his son from the GTS Square fed on both cheeks!

      This is an American-style business, and nothing else.
  9. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan April 21 2021 15: 02
    +2
    Germany voluntarily abandoned coal and the atom as a source of energy, and now Poland, represented by Russophobic politicians, is also demanding that Germany buy gas more expensive than they buy from Russia themselves))).

    I think Poland should show the example of Germany and be the first to completely abandon Russian gas and Russian oil.
  10. alexeyrem
    alexeyrem April 21 2021 15: 02
    -1
    It's a shame to be a sucker and overpay mattress mats for molecules of freedom and give the Poles a gas hub from which you can get a good profit
  11. businessv
    businessv April 21 2021 15: 04
    0
    Former US Ambassador called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about"
    Every day, some regular "ex" starts a blizzard of revenge towards Russia! It's time at the legislative level to prohibit them from opening their mouths to political topics! stop smile
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 April 21 2021 15: 05
    +1
    Former US Ambassador to Poland called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about"
    EACH ambassador, ambassador out ... former, even more so.
    1. cniza
      cniza April 21 2021 16: 10
      +3
      Their former continues to work and remember their former greatness ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 21 2021 17: 16
        +1
        The former position does not let go of this, there is no rest for him ... we can mark for a new position ...
        1. cniza
          cniza April 21 2021 17: 39
          +2
          They will now begin showdowns in the upper echelons there, it is quite possible that it reminds of itself ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 21 2021 19: 25
            +2
            So that is the usual mouse fuss ... but those mice are too well fed, big ones.
            1. cniza
              cniza April 21 2021 21: 17
              +3
              Yes, we would not care about their fuss if they did not touch us ...
  13. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 21 2021 15: 12
    0
    Interestingly, Novatek is still ahead of the United States in LNG supplies to Europe! American partners of Europe, they say a lot!
  14. Brturin
    Brturin April 21 2021 15: 19
    0
    At the same time, he added that only the new government of Germany can decide the fate of the gas pipeline. Former US Ambassador called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about,"

    The government, shame, the Germans know ... One of the SP-2 participants, Wintershall Dea head Mario Meren
    Nevertheless, the construction of Nord Stream 2 has been delayed. In the fall, the government will change in Germany, Angela Merkel will step down from her post. There is a point of view that if the project is not completed by this time, then the political guarantees given by the previous government will disappear. Do you agree that after the change of government in Germany it will be much more difficult to complete the project? ”“ As for the change of government and the upcoming elections in Germany, so far this is a sphere of speculation and speculation. It is rather difficult to predict what the composition of the government will be, so I would not give any predictions here. But I would like to emphasize that this project, like our funding, was agreed and planned in full compliance with EU legislation. Therefore, I am sure that the question of which government in which country will come to power is insignificant, since this project is fully consistent with European law.

    - Even if the gas pipeline is launched, there are still risks of spreading the actions of the Third Energy Package to it. If the pipe loading is incomplete, will this affect the payback period of the project?
    - As for the terms of return on investment, payback and profitability of the project, I want to emphasize that I cannot comment on the details. As for the Third Energy Package, this is a decision that is made at the European level. I think that in this connection it is much more important to note another issue, its importance in recent months has once again been shown by the European weather. As Europe's own gas production continues to decline steadily, we urgently need any infrastructure to supply gas from Russia, Norway and other countries to Northwest Europe. Only because of the shutdown of production at the Groningen field (in the Netherlands - "b"), a volume of about 30 billion to 50 billion cubic meters was lost, another 10 billion cubic meters (from Norway - "b") will be redirected through the new Baltic gas pipeline to Poland, bypassing North-Western Europe. All this will have a significant impact on the required volumes. We need additional gas volumes for two reasons. First, in order to achieve the European goals for climate protection, namely to reduce emissions, which implies the replacement of coal with gas. Second, if we want energy prices in Europe to remain affordable and our industry to remain competitive.

    - But the alternative can be LNG.
    - Of course, LNG can also be an alternative, but in certain competitive conditions. And there are two points here. Under normal market conditions, LNG is more expensive than gas that comes from Russia or Norway, and we are interested in having access to cheaper, more competitive gas. In addition, the pipeline is a strong and really existing link between the consumer and the manufacturer, while the ship can turn around at any time and go to where it will be offered a higher price. https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4704708
  15. EXPrompt
    EXPrompt April 21 2021 15: 19
    0
    Of course it's a shame, retirees get involved in the affairs of other sovereign states.
    Retirees usually get smarter after leaving office, this one seems to be the opposite.
  16. VORON538
    VORON538 April 21 2021 15: 19
    0
    If the Russian army invaded Ukraine,(C)
    But Russia has not been to war for 7 years already, to the great regret of the "directors" because of a puddle hi
    1. Turist1996
      Turist1996 April 21 2021 16: 35
      0
      I wonder what kind of minus is here? The fact that Russia did not come to this war, the official faces from the independent, consider that they themselves confirm with their regular statements in the style: "as soon as Russia attacks us, it immediately surrenders and the Ukrainians will reach Moscow!"
      A tricky question: it turns out that Russia has not attacked you so far? Then what are these screams about Russia-aggressor about?
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 21 2021 15: 34
    +2
    Each mongrel tries to bark at our SP-2 and those who build it and who are interested in it. If I were the Germans, I would have already taken note of all the Euros and added interest to the future gas price. The more they bark, the more they pay.
  18. Turist1996
    Turist1996 April 21 2021 16: 29
    +2
    But we must constantly remind ourselves that the Putin regime is a threat to Europe and democracy.

    Yes?! This "is not a friend at all" has an interesting logic.
    However, as in Krylov's fable: "You are to blame for the fact that I want to eat!"
  19. ximkim
    ximkim April 21 2021 17: 17
    +3
    The European Union is not a European Federation, and Putin is not there.
    What Schroeder did was a shame, and Germany knows it.
    .
    What is this shame, what is it?
  20. Revolver
    Revolver April 21 2021 21: 13
    +3
    If the Russian army invaded Ukraine, the gas transportation system would become Russian property. Most likely Gazprom, although options are possible.
  21. Antagonist
    Antagonist April 22 2021 00: 44
    +9
    Former US Ambassador to Poland called Nord Stream 2 "a shame the Germans know about"

    Shame on the US politician and the representatives of this country. and the main shame of the United States is the can.
  22. 933454818
    933454818 April 23 2021 10: 51
    0
    Americans are traders without shame and conscience, Russian gas is bad for Europe, it is better to buy twice as expensive gas from the United States, which the United States buys from Russia and makes it liquefied.
  23. Last centurion
    Last centurion April 23 2021 12: 52
    0
    If the "war" began, then both the Ukrainian branch and the northern stream would have been Russian. But this is a bad option for everyone. So the US muddies the waters in vain ... For they have driven themselves into a corner and they know about it.