Russia is just toying with Germany at this point.
In 2018 during his speech to the UN General Assembly President Donald Trump lodged a warning to Germany about their country’s reliance on Russian energy.
The German delegation laughed on camera at the remarks.
In June Russia announced it would reduce natural gas flows through a key European pipeline by roughly 40% into Germany.
This was after Germany sided with Ukraine in the war with Russia.
But Russia was not yet finished.
In July Russia announced it was cutting gas to Germany and Europe by another 20%.
Earlier this month natural gas prices reached a new record high in Europe. And Russia announced up to a 60% price increase in the coming cold weather months.
JUST IN – Natural gas prices in Europe rise to a new record high. pic.twitter.com/DROUHrkuL4
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) August 16, 2022
On Wednesday Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom announced they were shutting down the flow of natural gas to Germany due to “routine maintenance” at a compressor station.
“How In The Name Of God”: Shocked Europeans Post Astronomical Energy Bills As ‘Terrifying Winter’ Approacheshttps://t.co/Ofm0nRetQl
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) August 31, 2022
And on Saturday Russia again stopped the flow of natural gas to Germany.
Russia’s Gazprom PJSC said its key gas pipeline to Europe can’t reopen as planned on Saturday as a new technical issue has been discovered. Simon Casey reports on “Balance of Power.”
This was after German officials (G7) tried to pass a price cap on Russian gas.
The Germans need better leaders.