Russian Foreign Ministry on Nord Stream 2, Britain, and US Support for ISIS
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
From beneath the Baltic Sea, Russia’s 745-mile pipeline will supply 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Germany and Europe.
Nearly completed, it’ll soon be operational despite US efforts to undermine the project.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) stressed that the project “is in full accord with norms of international law, EU regulatory requirements and laws of littoral states” Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
It’ll greatly enhance European energy security, not undermine it as US dark forces claim.
According to Gazprom Export head Elena Burmistrova, European consumers will save at least 7.9 billion euros in annual energy costs over 30% more expensive US LNG.
MZ stressed that Russia never uses “energy supplies or the transit issue as a weapon and has no intention to do this in the future.”
Moscow is “committed to politics-free energy cooperation and its development with all countries based on the principles of respect for partners’ interests and mutual benefit.”
Despite Russia’s good faith in dealings with Germany on the project important to its energy security, an unacceptable joint US/German agreement didn’t reciprocate, Moscow’s US envoy Anatoly Antonov explained, saying:
Its “hostile tonality directed at our country fundamentally contradicts the spirit of” what bilateral and multilateral relations should be all about, adding:
“The attempts to present us as an aggressor and a country involved in ‘malign’ activities have long become the calling card of Russophobes.”
“The threats against us are groundless and futile.”
“We’ve never inflicted our deliveries on anyone, never used our energy resources as a weapon of political pressure, nor tried to resolve by these means any opportunistic goals ascribed to us.”
“We reject any accusations on that score.”
“We view these attempts as nothing else but unscrupulous competition.”
“Russia is ready to deliver as much” energy to recipient countries as they wish to recieve.
According to what the Biden and Angela Merkel regimes agreed on, US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 will be rescinded in return for US/German investments in Ukraine’s energy security.
Berlin also pledged to demand that Russia extend the gas pipeline to Ukraine so its US-controlled ruling regime will get $3 billion in annual transit fees.
Germany will support renewed sanctions on Russia if accused of “aggression” the Kremlin abhors by any nations against others.
According to an unnamed State Department Russophobe:
“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit further aggressive acts against Ukraine (sic), Germany will take action at the national level and press for effective measures at the European level, including sanctions to limit Russian export capabilities to Europe in the energy sector.”
Nord Stream 2 is a commercial project. Yet Biden/Merkel regime dark forces continue to unacceptably politicize it.
MZ stressed that the pipeline “will function reliably (by) providing affordable energy to European consumers.
It will “strengthen energy security of (recipient) European countries.”
Totalitarian Britain partners with Washington’s diabolical war on Russia by other means.
MZ slammed Big Lies by MI5 head Ken McCallum.
He falsely accused Russia of threatening UK security by cyber attacks — a US, UK, EU, Israeli specialty, not how Russia operates against any nations.
No evidence suggests otherwise, none by McCallum.
Like other Johnson regime hardliners, he’s hostile to all things Russia, inventing things to accuse the Kremlin of. No legitimate ones exist.
MZ: If Britain has concrete facts, not “empty talk,” reveal it.
Otherwise its remarks are baseless like many times before.
“Moscow is guided by the principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of other countries” — polar opposite how the US-dominated West operates.
The Kremlin “repeatedly warned London that the anti-Russia hysteria that has been launched in the UK will eventually have a backlash against its masterminds.”
Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov has indisputable evidence of the US/ISIS connection.
MZ explained that Russia repeatedly raised this issue with other world community member states.
It “provided evidence multiple times…based on (credible) data,” adding:
“We have many questions about unmarked helicopter flights, recorded since 2017, over the areas of activity of ISIS militants” where they’re deployed as proxy US foot soldiers.
Afghan sources explained that US helicopters are “used to deliver reinforcements, weapons and munitions, and remove killed and wounded terrorists from battlefields.”
“We made this information public and said that (it) should attract serious attention from specialized bodies and all involved parties.”
“We spoke about this before, and, I should stress once again, this kind of activity was not possible without the knowledge of the US and NATO that control Afghan air space.”
The same thing has gone on in Syria throughout at least most of the past decade.
The US and its imperial partners use ISIS and likeminded jihadists as proxies in Washington’s war theaters.
Russia supplied this information to the UN — ignored by pro-Western secretary general Guterres and his predecessor.
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