NewsCanada revokes sanctions waiver on Nord Stream gas turbines

    Canada revokes sanctions waiver on Nord Stream gas turbines

    Ottawa claims that current circumstances have changed from when the waiver was approved.

    The Canadian government will revoke a sanctions waiver on Moscow that allowed turbines for Nord Stream 1, Russia’s largest gas pipeline to Europe, to be repaired in Montreal and returned to Germany.

    “Canada makes this decision recognizing that the circumstances surrounding the granting of the exemption have changed, it no longer serves its intended purpose,” Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced Wednesday. , through a joint statement.

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    For his part, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov declared that the resumption of Canadian sanctions will have a more negative effect for “European consumers”.

    • The Nord Stream turbines were repaired at a Siemens Energy plant in Montreal and, following a request from Berlin, the Canadian government granted a waiver of anti-Russian sanctions in July to send the equipment in question to Germany and restore Russian gas supplies. to Europe.
    • In recent months, the volume of Russian gas exports to Europe has decreased significantly. In September, three of the four sections of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines stopped working after powerful explosions. Authorities in several countries attributed the incidents to possible acts of sabotage.
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    Source: RT

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