Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Aleksey Chepa, in a conversation with RT, commented on the State Department’s call for Germany to “listen to its neighbors” and to cancel the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
“The position of Americans is absolutely understandable, because their commercial interests prevail over reason, over everything that they are doing now. Attempts to sell your expensive LNG are the only thing. Open lobbying of their companies … They are not worried about either Germany or any other interests. They only care about their own. And we see it everywhere, ”he stressed.
At the same time, Chapa doubted that the Germans would be able to dissuade the Germans from building the Nord Stream 2, since for them such a decision is economically unprofitable.
“First of all, this is a serious loss. Secondly, the likelihood of falling under even greater dictates of Americans. That is, they now have a joint venture with us, which will be the “Nord Stream – 2”. And if they go on an alternative proposal to purchase more expensive gas from the United States, then where is the guarantee that the Americans will not raise the price even more? These are very serious risks. And only non-prudent politicians can go for it, ”concluded the parliamentarian.