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The repaired turbine for Nord Stream is now on its way to Russia from Canada. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
“This turbine is now being transported from Canada, so there are no more reasons to limit gas supplies,” quoted by Interfax von der Leyen’s official statement.
According to the head of the European Commission, the turbine will be in place “on time”. She did not give an exact return date.
Gazprom, in turn, said on the afternoon of July 20 that it had not yet received official documents from Siemens allowing the turbine to be returned to Russia under the sanctions of Canada and the EU.
The volume of gas pumped through Nord Stream has been reduced to 40% of the usual level since mid-June. Gazprom explained this by the fact that Siemens did not return the turbine necessary for the operation of the gas pipeline from repair from Canada due to sanctions. After that, Germany turned to Canada with a request to return the turbine as an exception – and received consent to this.
From July 11 to July 21, supplies via Nord Stream were officially completely stopped due to scheduled repairs. European authorities fear that Russia may refuse in principle to resume supplies. This is denied in Moscow; On July 19, Reuters sources reported that the gas supply would still be resumed according to the schedule, but in smaller volumes.
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