It is reported The New York Times.
One estimate for the Nord Stream repairs puts the cost of repairs at an amount starting at about $500 million, the source said. In addition, Russian representatives are studying how long the damaged pipes of gas pipelines can withstand the influence of salty sea water.
As you know, many European countries believe that Moscow is involved in the Nord Stream bombings, although no evidence of this has been publicly announced.
The New York Times notes that the incident did not bring significant benefits to Russia, because it still has to pay Ukraine for gas transit, can no longer use the argument about cheap blue fuel to influence Germany, and will be forced to spend on the repair of the “Nord Streams”.
- On September 26, a sudden drop in pressure occurred in the “North Stream – 2” pipeline. Subsequently, it became known that explosions occurred on the routes of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
- On October 29, the Russian Ministry of Defense called the military of Great Britain guilty of “planning, ensuring and implementing” the undermining of the underwater part of the Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines.
- According to the former commander of the United Kingdom’s forces, Russia could accuse the British Navy of undermining the Nord Stream in order to have an excuse to attack the European energy infrastructure.
- On November 18, the Security Service of Sweden announced that the remains of explosives were found on the “Nordic Streams” near the gas pipelines, which indicates sabotage.
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