Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to send natural gas to Europe via intact parts of its Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“The ball is in the EU’s court. If they want to, then the taps can be turned on and that’s it,” Putin said Wednesday in a speech at an energy forum in Moscow.
But asked if Germany will rule out Putin’s offer to send much-needed natural gas, German government spokeswoman Christiane Hoffmann replied, “Yes.”
“Nice try. Independently of the possible sabotage of the two pipelines, we have seen that Russia is no longer a reliable energy supplier, and that even before the damage to Nord Stream 1 there was no longer any gas flowing,” Hoffmann told reporters.
“So for us, there is no reason to believe that that would change,” she added.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline runs from Russia to Lubmin, Germany.
This comes as Germans and other Europeans held hostage by the European Union mass protest their respective governments to end the protracted war with Russia in Ukraine to therefore the energy shortage snarling the continent.
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Germany’s rejection makes no logical sense until one considers its war on fossil fuels as part of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset agenda.
Notably, German interior minister Herbert Reul in August called people protesting the government-induced cost of living crisis “enemies of the state.”
The EU will likely continue blaming Russia for its energy crisis despite the former Soviet nation plainly offering to ease the looming crisis by supplying natural gas.