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US National Security Adviser: Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working

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After the talks between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, which took place the day before, the US President's National Security Advisor held a briefing in Washington. During the briefing, Jake Sullivan said that "there is an understanding of how to secure Ukraine from a possible Russian invasion."


According to Sullivan, "Vladimir Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees that a new gas pipeline, SP-2, will start working."

Joe Biden's advisor recalled that at the moment the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline has been completed, but the pumping of fuel through it “is not being fully implemented”.

Sullivan:

The pipeline is not fully operational yet. In fact, for the West, it is a lever. Putin wants to see Nord Stream 2 working. Therefore, he probably will not want to go over to the invasion of Ukraine.

A high-ranking American official announced that he was holding consultations with Berlin regarding the commissioning of the gas pipeline. It is reported that the main consultations are connected with the fact that the launch of it into operation does not lead to the loss of Ukraine "the possibility of transit of Russian gas to Europe."

Earlier, Olaf Scholz, who is preparing to assume the post of Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, said about "the importance of maintaining Ukraine's status as a transit country for gas from Russia to the European Union."

In Ukraine itself, commenting on these statements, they say that Biden and Putin "could have agreed on the launch of Nord Stream 2 in exchange for Moscow's guarantees to prevent the advance of Russian troops." At the same time, it is added that "for Ukraine, it is likely that in the coming years a relatively small volume of Russian gas transit will remain."
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  1. Dimy4
    Dimy4 8 December 2021 06: 10
    -12
    "Vladimir Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees of the start of operation of the new gas pipeline - SP-2."

    Yeah, if he gets guarantees of the inviolability of the capital of the oligarchy, which has long been asking for a pitchfork. This is what the current state is all about.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 8 December 2021 06: 35
      +11
      Quote: Dimy4
      if he receives guarantees of the inviolability of the capital of the oligarchy

      Is someone encroaching on the capital of Russian capitalists?
      Yes, they pray for them in the West!
      1. letinant
        letinant 8 December 2021 08: 22
        +1
        According to Sullivan: The pipeline is not fully operational yet. In fact, for the West, it is a lever. Putin wants to see Nord Stream 2 working. Therefore, he probably will not want to go over to the invasion of Ukraine.

        Do you even understand that this is a cast !? Primitive, rough, impudent casting. Link the surname with the property. This means that the United States really did not succeed! They could not push through, so they jump out of their pants. Learn psychology. Lectures are given to such in the first years.
      2. Dimy4
        Dimy4 8 December 2021 12: 55
        +3
        Is someone encroaching on the capital of Russian capitalists?
        Yes, they pray for them in the West!

        Here, these are the capitals that just allow keeping the Russian oligarchy for a causal place.
    2. SKVichyakow
      SKVichyakow 8 December 2021 12: 27
      +3
      Quote: Dimy4
      "Vladimir Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees of the start of operation of the new gas pipeline - SP-2."

      Yeah, if he gets guarantees of the inviolability of the capital of the oligarchy, which has long been asking for a pitchfork. This is what the current state is all about.

      I'll clarify right away, I'm not a fan of the United States. But notice how in the United States, a version of Russia's attack on Ukraine was created and implemented. It was disseminated in all media, it even seems that they themselves believed it. And at the right stage they used everything to their advantage. And there is no war, and Germany and Russia have pleased, the sanctions against Nord Stream-2 have been lifted, and, as it were, the Ukrainians have been promised the preservation of gas transit through their territory, albeit in small quantities. Everything is cleverly played up, and we got out, however.
      1. mikh-korsakov
        mikh-korsakov 8 December 2021 13: 05
        -1
        No one now knows what really happened during the conversation. Therefore, they comment on who in what way. Rather, as you like. It turned out that Biden was not playing alone - judging by the photo, there were four people in his support team. Some - Putin's most notorious enemies whispered sarcastically, they say, in order for everything to happen in front of witnesses, as if Putin would lie after the conversation, but they would nail him, as it were, without noticing that by doing so they would dishonor Biden's grandfather, that, they say, he is so insane that he does not even remember what it was about. But if he has not fallen asleep in two hours, then the old man is not yet something, but what is needed. Although who knows, maybe he fell asleep. We talked and okay. That's what I didn't like. After the conversation, Putin himself spoke in his usual style, they say. negotiations were held frankly on issues. of mutual interest, but agreed to continue. But his assistant Ushakov made a monstrous "blunder" IMHO. He said Putin told Biden that the sanctions had had no positive effect. Well, it's clear that they did not, is Putin really so naive that he thinks that Biden doubts, and suddenly the sanctions have a positive effect for Russia. it is necessary to be more careful with words. And it will seem that two old people have met, two loneliness - and well, grind nonsense.
  2. Login_Off
    Login_Off 8 December 2021 06: 11
    +4
    More and more appetites!
    But what about "keep the transit through ukrov and get SP-2"?
    But what about the imposed sanctions?
    And now one more requirement?

    Didn't the guys go nuts!

    Let's lift the sanctions, transit through ukrov at our discretion, and we guarantee "not to attack for no particular reason"!
    1. Dimy4
      Dimy4 8 December 2021 06: 16
      +2
      Wait, ykry will also demand a special discount.
      1. svp67
        svp67 8 December 2021 06: 29
        +6
        Quote: Dimy4
        Wait, ykry will also demand a special discount.

        Of course, of course ... they will now, they will promise anything, but who will give what?
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 8 December 2021 06: 44
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          Of course, of course ... they will now, they will promise anything, but who will give what?

          US guarantees are expensive
          1. svp67
            svp67 8 December 2021 06: 49
            +5
            Quote: Flood
            US guarantees are expensive

            Well, yes, not cheap ... Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, now here is Ukraine ...
          2. NDR-791
            NDR-791 8 December 2021 06: 51
            -6
            Quote: Flood
            US guarantees are expensive

            Of course it's expensive. Yesterday, like about not moving NATA to the east, as it were, once again agreed. Now there will be scribbling, contact groups, commissions, and other crap. Well, like, we don't place weapons, we just build bases and that's it ... for now ... until next meetings. I can't understand, uncle PU is so big, but does he believe in fairy tales? Or did the negotiations still turn out to be a failure, and this carrot in front of our nose is the best they can offer us for internal use?
            1. spectr
              spectr 8 December 2021 11: 00
              -1
              Why fail. Immediately on the field of negotiations, the US Congress excluded sanctions against Russia from the military budget. A little later, Nord Stream 2 will be launched. Apparently, Gazprom has already recaptured its cost at the current gas prices, and now super-profits will go. But Putin now needs money, he also signed a surplus budget. Plus the elections can take a lot. Throw Shoigu on the construction of a new city. And yet another burst of money needs to be pumped into the social sphere and medicine. as long as the death rate exceeds the birth rate.
              1. NDR-791
                NDR-791 8 December 2021 11: 05
                -2
                Quote: spectr
                Why fail.

                Because everything that you have outlined and without negotiations would have happened perfectly. Then what I was talking about and assumed. And we have seen the results of the promises for 30 years. What with signed papers, what without.
                1. spectr
                  spectr 8 December 2021 11: 19
                  -1
                  Perhaps. The only difference is in the resources involved. Either once again rob the population, or take money from another moneybox.
                  1. NDR-791
                    NDR-791 8 December 2021 11: 25
                    -3
                    No difference. It is enough to look at the dynamics of gasoline prices here inside. What is this, according to the numerous requests of the workers? Then tell us about the "unexpected inflation" and the unexpected rise in price of the "New Year's table". the resources remained the same - we.
            2. KIND LAVRENTIUS
              KIND LAVRENTIUS 8 December 2021 12: 59
              +2
              Quote: NDR-791
              I can’t understand,

              learn materiel ... and you will understand everything!
              Quote: NDR-791
              carrots in front of our nose the best that they can offer us for internal use?

              why did not the carrot please you?
              ps
              people who ruined their country on their own do not deserve more !!!
              1. NDR-791
                NDR-791 8 December 2021 13: 06
                0
                crying What is there to learn, I saw with my eyes from beginning to end, and now I see. And all because Lavrenty Palych is too kind repeat
          3. fif21
            fif21 8 December 2021 07: 35
            +1
            Quote: Flood
            US guarantees are expensive

            They don't cost anything! And no SP-2 will stop Russia if the ukrovermacht with the US sixes invades the LDNR. And in December, Gazprom decided to pump 16% more gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system than in November. So, that verbiage, but the realities are slightly different hi
            1. Vladimir61
              Vladimir61 8 December 2021 08: 03
              +3
              Quote: fif21
              They don't cost anything! And no SP-2 will stop Russia

              That is why they focus the world's attention on their vision of the problem, since they did not hear this from Russia! Russia, judging by the statements of our and adequate foreign politicians and political scientists, did not even begin to talk about such "exchanges", despite direct hints from the United States.
            2. Flooding
              Flooding 8 December 2021 08: 11
              0
              Quote: fif21
              They don't cost anything!

              do you always take words literally? respect
              1. Alex777
                Alex777 8 December 2021 09: 16
                0
                Quote: Flood
                Quote: fif21
                They don't cost anything!

                do you always take words literally? respect

                lol
      2. Seryoga64
        Seryoga64 8 December 2021 06: 45
        -3
        Quote: Dimy4
        ykpy will also require a special discount.

        It's the same as always.
        Their appetite comes with eating.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 8 December 2021 09: 23
          +2
          Biden will call Zelensky. After negotiations.
          But not yesterday. And not today. First, he will discuss with the EU.
          France, Germany, Italy and Britain are more important.
          And on Thursday (they did not specify which one), the turn will come
          to the President of the Square to find out what has been decided. bully
          PS Although, the lifting of sanctions from the SP-2 has already shown everything.
  3. Anatoly 288
    Anatoly 288 8 December 2021 06: 13
    +12
    Nord Stream 2, with such a gas price, has probably already paid off and after a while the idle gas pipeline will be profitable. The longer the bickering, the higher the profit. Gazprom is a genius!
    1. nikolas 83
      nikolas 83 8 December 2021 07: 55
      +1
      The Germans are also in profit, they buy gas at 200 under the old contract and sell it at 1000 and more within Europe.
      1. Snail N9
        Snail N9 8 December 2021 17: 14
        0
        I’m wondering, why did they get the idea that Gazprom had already paid for the construction of the SP-2? Just because the gas has become much more expensive? So it "has risen in price" not from Gazprom, but from dealers-speculators. Gazprom supplied gas under spot and long-term contracts, so it does, and therefore it does not have any gain with "high prices", but the western dealers of its gas are rich.
  4. igorra
    igorra 8 December 2021 06: 16
    +10
    They themselves came up with an invasion, believed it, got scared - they decided to start the gas pipeline. If this happens in the near future, then you can take off your hat to Putin. Build a gas pipeline to a country with a hostile political elite, recoup it without launching it, force the chief enemy to put pressure on opponents of the launch and eventually supply gas to the consumer.
    1. Kittymoore
      Kittymoore 8 December 2021 06: 21
      -14
      Is it a hostile political elite in Germany? Wow...
      1. Cheshire
        Cheshire 8 December 2021 06: 49
        +5
        Quote: Kitty Moore
        Is it a hostile political elite in Germany? Wow...

        This is how they are friends, vying with each other to offer new sanctions in order to hurt Russia more painfully.
        yes
        1. Kittymoore
          Kittymoore 8 December 2021 06: 50
          -7
          And how many "painful" sanctions were introduced?
          1. Cheshire
            Cheshire 8 December 2021 06: 56
            +2
            Sir, do you live in Russia? If so, then somehow they should be aware of ...
            And if not, google to help. hi
            I hope you can judge the degree of pain for yourself.
            1. Kittymoore
              Kittymoore 8 December 2021 07: 03
              -10
              Are you talking about the sanctions against the Russian Forbes list and officials, or about the Russian self-sanctions, as a result of which the shelves are littered with "cheese product"?
              The first is indifferent to me, the second, yes, it is unpleasant.
              1. Cheshire
                Cheshire 8 December 2021 07: 06
                +2
                I have about the same approach, but the sanctions are introduced regularly. And I don't care if it's against the janitor or against the president. They are both citizens of Russia, and they are trying to tell her. hi
                1. Kittymoore
                  Kittymoore 8 December 2021 07: 08
                  -12
                  Do you equalize the slave with the president? Excuse me, are you a liberal?
                  1. Cheshire
                    Cheshire 8 December 2021 07: 17
                    +2
                    Quote: Kitty Moore
                    Do you equalize the slave with the president? Excuse me, are you a liberal?

                    Yeah. I'm sorry, no.
  5. svp67
    svp67 8 December 2021 06: 27
    +9
    In short, Biden and the Democratic Party, URGENTLY, needed some kind of "victory" after fleeing Afghanistan, so they created it. First, they inflated the "Russian danger", but now they can safely say that they "saved Ukraine" and the entire "Western world" ...
  6. loki565
    loki565 8 December 2021 06: 30
    +3
    They could not prevent the construction of SP2 and now they are trying to show a good face with a bad game)))
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 8 December 2021 06: 31
    +1
    LDNR in exchange for SP-2? And there supposedly will bend themselves without transit?
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 8 December 2021 06: 48
      +1
      Who says that? The stakes have been raised and I will note by the states that this is no longer a question. Here we would stop our invasion))) And if it's no joke, then I have no idea why the states so intimidated Europe and the 404 invasion that now the attack on Donbass is in itself a utopia from the 404 side. Simply for the reason that we already have little to lose. Plus, these are just the words of some official who were given to him. They are good at provoking.
  8. riwas
    riwas 8 December 2021 06: 42
    +3
    US National Security Adviser: Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working

    They decided to exchange the launch of the already built SP-2 on the guarantee that when Ukraine begins to solve the problem by force, Russia will not interfere. If this happens, Russia will finally lose its "face". In addition, the United States has already given guarantees to Germany not to interfere with the launch of the SP-2, i.e. the issue is resolved.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 8 December 2021 06: 56
      0
      Quote: riwas
      when Ukraine begins to solve the problem by force, Russia will not interfere.

      Most likely it will, but it will not go to Kueva. That's all candy.
  9. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 8 December 2021 06: 56
    +1
    They say that SP2 is Putin's lever against Europe ... now they say that it is Europe's lever against Putin ... what you will decide there whose leverage it is and against whom it is.
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 December 2021 06: 57
    +3
    what And why is the GDP fussing over gas? The contracts are being fulfilled, deliveries have increased even without SP-2. There is nothing to say about the price. winked If there were gas, there would be a consumer. German and other European industrialists should have a headache about SP-2.
  11. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 8 December 2021 07: 24
    +2
    so that the launch of it into operation does not lead to the loss of Ukraine "the possibility of the transit of Russian gas to Europe."
    So no one takes the opportunity away from her. After all, pipes and pumping stations are not dismantled. But the realization of these possibilities is a completely different matter.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 8 December 2021 07: 37
    +1
    US National Security Adviser: Putin may not increase the risk of an invasion of Ukraine if he receives guarantees that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working
    The tail wags the dog or the dog knows, wants the tail to wag here and there?
    Interpretations of the same topic have been heard from the other side, lately!
    Although, if you look at it, the essence is the same .... they want only one thing, and will not back down, they will pile up when they can, of course.
  13. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 8 December 2021 07: 44
    +2
    Pipe - pipe. And without a pipe - pipe - to Ukraine. For a long time they lived at our expense ...
  14. Puler
    Puler 8 December 2021 07: 44
    +1
    Yankees SHOULD tackle the problems of blacks in Omerica !!!! what is happening in Russia and around Russia should not stir the penguins !!!!
  15. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2021 08: 15
    +1
    For the time being, the Americans are running around with Ukraine like a village duress with a badge around the village, and Europe is helping them in this. But the day is not far off when they will realize that apart from the big expenses and the headache with revived fascism, they have nothing more from this country, they will throw it away and wash their hands. And the task of forcing Russia to pump gas through Ukraine, spending on Ukrainian military spending and corrupt officials, and leading the world to war will immediately disappear. Probably from the West, Biden's efforts to prevent an "invasion" of Ukraine, which was not planned, look grandiose.
  16. know
    know 8 December 2021 08: 53
    +1
    That is, they exchanged the real SP-2 for the abandonment of the mythical plans to invade the Ukraine that no one needed.
  17. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 8 December 2021 11: 21
    -1
    Quote: spectr
    Why fail. Immediately on the field of negotiations, the US Congress excluded sanctions against Russia from the military budget. A little later, Nord Stream 2 will be launched. Apparently, Gazprom has already recaptured its cost at the current gas prices, and now super-profits will go. But Putin now needs money, he also signed a surplus budget. Plus the elections can take a lot. Throw Shoigu on the construction of a new city. And yet another burst of money needs to be pumped into the social sphere and medicine. as long as the death rate exceeds the birth rate.

    Quote: Anatoly 288
    Nord Stream 2, with such a gas price, has probably already paid off and after a while the idle gas pipeline will be profitable. The longer the bickering, the higher the profit. Gazprom is a genius!

    Could you please share a source of "insider" information that SP-2 has already paid off ?! winked
  18. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 8 December 2021 11: 26
    0
    Quote: NDR-791
    Quote: riwas
    when Ukraine begins to solve the problem by force, Russia will not interfere.

    Most likely it will, but it will not go to Kueva. That's all candy.

    It is impossible to say 100% confidently, but the variant of hostilities within the administrative boundaries of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is theoretically possible (no more) ...
  19. megadeth
    megadeth 8 December 2021 12: 36
    -2
    Now, Russia would not have gas and oil, there would be no problems, and the ruble would no longer be a global, but a continental (regional) currency for sure.
    1. your1970
      your1970 9 December 2021 20: 40
      +1
      The USSR wouldn’t have oil and gas, it wouldn’t have brought them to the FRG ... you see, the ruble would have been the continental currency ...
      Yeah ...
  20. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 8 December 2021 19: 11
    0
    "Well then, judge for rape - the apparatus is there!"
    There is a possibility of pumping, but why ?!
  21. Glagol1
    Glagol1 8 December 2021 20: 35
    +1
    Blah blah blah. Do not trust those who lie every day. Well, this salivan has a mug.
  22. FrankyStein
    FrankyStein 8 December 2021 23: 15
    +1
    Well, of course. Why didn't this pipe prevent the "invasion" of Crimea in any way, since it is so important for Putin? For what was it pumped up, for the sake of this zilch?
    Indeed, this whole performance was started only to raise the rating of Biden, which is rolling. There was one such opinion.