Annalena Baerbok said that Russia is using gas pipelines as a weapon in a hybrid war. According to her, the idea that Russian gas is cheap is "self-deception".
"If Putin does not deliver through Nord Stream 1, why should he deliver through Nord Stream 2?" "Insufficient amount of gas is coming through Nord Stream 1, not because the pipeline is broken, but because Putin doesn't want it," the minister said.
It should be recalled that the spokesman of the German government states that the country will not launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline even if there is a gas shortage in autumn.
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