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Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov has assured that Western sanctions have provoked a “great global storm”, despite which Russia has managed to maintain stability, he said in an interview to be published by the Russian agency TASS this Monday.
“Global processes are currently having an adverse effect. Rather, a great global storm is beginning,” the Kremlin spokesman has said.
Peskov has noted that there are “objective reasons” and “subjective reasons” for “this storm:” “They are associated with absolutely illogical and often absurd decisions and actions of the authorities” of the United States and the European Union.
In this regard, the Russian representative has assured that his country “is carrying out very intensive, thoughtful and consistent work” to maintain economic stability.
This Sunday, Peskov blamed the European Union for the stoppage of gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, pointing out that “the Europeans refuse to do maintenance on their systems,” a measure they have to carry out by contract obligation.
Germany has disputed this reasoning, as has the gas equipment manufacturer Siemens, and they consider that these leaks are commonplace and do not force a halt to gas shipments. Thus, Berlin considers that Moscow has breached its contracts by ceasing shipments.