For the production of weapons, Russia does not need revenues from gas exports, rather, it is the Russian military-industrial complex that brings the Russian Federation billions of dollars, said RIA Novosti on Tuesday, August 4, member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, deputy of the United Russia faction, Elena Panina, commenting on the statement of the Prime Minister Minister of Poland on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that there are no tough anti-Russian sentiments in Poland, but Warsaw does not like projects like Nord Stream 2. The head of government noted that European money for this gas pipeline will sponsor Russian weapons. Also, according to Moravetsky, the project will allow Moscow to cut off Ukraine from gas supplies to Europe, and then do whatever it wants with this country.
According to Panina, the monologue of the Polish prime minister reflects the absurd and irrational picture of the world created by the nationalist circles in Poland.
“The naivete of a statesman who knows practically nothing about the Russian economy is striking. For the production of weapons, Russia does not need revenues from gas exports – on the contrary, it is the Russian military-industrial complex that brings the Russian Federation billions of dollars by selling its products abroad, ”said Panina.
She recalled that in the 1990s, when relations between the Russian Federation and Poland were of a good-neighborly nature, the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline was built, which still brings Poland revenues from transit.
“The construction of the second branch of this gas pipeline was blocked by Polish nationalist circles, after which the idea of building the Nord Stream appeared. It was a complex project, but it was implemented, and today this particular option is the most profitable for Russia and Germany from an economic point of view – no one needs to pay for transit. There is no political motive in this, ”Panina emphasized.
Speaking about accusations against Moscow that Nord Stream 2 will cut off Ukraine from gas supplies to Europe, the deputy added that it is the “Western partners” who do whatever they want with it, turning Ukrainians “into a nation of seasonal agricultural workers, laborers for farmland of the EU “.
“Today, the Polish authorities, as they say, are“ shooting themselves in the foot ”, since the retribution for Russophobia is damage to the economic interests of Poland. Official Warsaw inflicts even more significant damage on the pan-European economic system, which the United States is trying to cut off from Russian gas in order to then force them to buy liquefied American gas at exorbitant prices, ”Panina said.
Instead of being a bridge between Russia and the West, Poland is turning into a powder keg, one of the main sources of conflict tensions in Europe, the MP concluded.