Mateusz Morawiecki believes that Germany should work for peace, and not provide Putin with additional money in the form of payments for energy resources, which he spends on the modernization of the army
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in an interview with the Bild newspaper called on Germany to stop the procedures for launching the Nord Stream gas pipeline; mdash; 2 '' if she wants to “ work for the world. ''
The head of government, answering the questions of the publication, linked the commissioning of the pipe with the struggle of Poland with migrants at the border of the European Union. Moravetsky said that he fears an escalation of the situation on the border with Belarus, where several thousand migrants are stuck.
“ We are defending the EU border here in Poland! And on a broader scale, let's work together for peace, not give [Russian President] Vladimir Putin extra money through energy bills so he can continue to modernize [the Russian army] ', & mdash; the prime minister said in response to a question about what he would say in a planned conversation with Olaf Scholz, who runs for the post of German chancellor.
According to Morawiecki, Warsaw cannot rule out anything in the situation with migrants. The prime minister believes that Putin and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko are “ clearly following a strategy to destabilize the West. '' “We don’t know what else they are planning. It is also possible that the border crisis is only intended to distract from the new military attacks that Putin is preparing in Ukraine, '', & mdash; convinced politician.
September 10 Gazprom announced the complete completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The project took 1.5 years more than planned. The gas pipeline consists of two lines, 1224 km long each, with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year. Its pipes run along the bottom of the Baltic Sea through the sea territories of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The operator of the gas pipeline construction was Nord Stream 2 AG, the sole shareholder of which is PJSC Gazprom. On November 16, Germany suspended the Nord Stream 2 certification process. The Federal Grid Agency of Germany intends to resume the procedure after the gas pipeline operator has created a separate company that will take over the management of the German section of Nord Stream 2.
Migration crisis on the Belarusian-Polish border escalated on November 8, when thousands of migrants gathered in the border region of Belarus, mainly from the Middle East. They are trying to penetrate the territory of Poland in order to then try to obtain asylum in the countries of the European Union. Poland has sent additional border guards and police units to the border with Belarus to prevent migrants from crossing the barriers. Moravetsky blamed Russia for what was happening, and in this context, the acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Putin to influence Minsk. The Russian president said earlier that such accusations against Russia & mdash; these are attempts to shift problems from a sore head to a healthy one. At the same time, he noted that Russia is ready to help resolve the situation with migrants.
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