Canadian authorities will return sanctions against turbines for “Nord Stream”, which were canceled in the summer of 2022, writes Reuters.

According to the Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie and Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinsonthe June decision to lift restrictive measures against the Russian gas pipeline “no longer serves its purpose.”

“Canada approves the decision to reinstate sanctions, recognizing that the circumstances surrounding the lifting of them have changed,” the agency said, citing a joint ministerial statement.

In June, the German government demanded that turbines be temporarily excluded from the list of restrictive measures. Representatives of Gazprom noted that due to technical problems with the pipeline and sanctions, it was impossible to organize the return of Siemens gas pumping units from Canada to Russia. Soon an interim decision was made, under which the turbines were transferred to Berlin.

Former Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz called the launch of the second string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline an unlikely scenario.

Author Julia Milenina

Yulia Milenina is a correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service.