Canada re-imposes sanctions on the project "Nord Stream" for gas

The Government of Canada has announced that it has decided to withdraw the sanctions relief that was applied to the turbines of Russia’s Nord Stream natural gas pipeline due to “changing circumstances”.

“In connection with Putin’s demonstration that he did not intend to fully restore the operation of the Nord Stream, as well as zeroing the gas pipeline, the Canadian government decided to withdraw a temporary exemption from sanctions for turbines repaired at the plant. Siemens plant in Montreal allowed to return to Germany.

It is noteworthy that Canada withdrew from sanctions the turbines of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in June at the request of Germany, which sought to restore Russian gas supplies through the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

According to Bloomberg, the Canadian government has informed Ukraine and Germany of its decision.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed the issue in a telephone conversation on Tuesday.

It is noteworthy that the Nord Stream gas pipeline, operated by the Russian company Gazprom, stopped pumping gas as a result of underwater explosions on a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea in September last year.

Before the accident, Canada last June imposed sanctions on the Russian energy sector that prevented it from returning turbines made by the German company Siemens and transporting them to one of its factories in Canada for maintenance and repair.

Source: agencies