ROME, October 2 – Novosti. The Italian Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador to Rome Sergei Razov, including because of the situation with explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Italian Minister for Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani said.
Earlier, the Russian embassy reported that Razov would arrive at the Italian Foreign Ministry on Monday morning.
“Clarifying the situation with the sabotage at Nord Stream is on the agenda. They will start with sabotage at Nord Stream and move on to discussing the war,” he said on the air of the Rai3 TV channel.
Speaking about the situation with gas supplies to Italy, Chingolani said that underground storage facilities were filled to a sufficient level of 90%. Moreover, according to the minister, the situation with gas reserves allowed Italy to switch to export “in the amount of 18-20 million cubic meters per day.”
Last Monday, terrorist attacks took place simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe . Germany , Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time.
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The operation of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions, but the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2 , completed in 2021 but never put into operation, has also already been filled with gas.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking of sabotage on the Nord Stream, said that the Anglo-Saxons are already few sanctions – they have begun to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure.
Yesterday, 15:13Pressure at Nord Stream stabilized, leak ended