Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summoned Canada’s Chargé D’Affaires over Nord Stream Turbine

Monday, 11 July 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine summoned Canada's chargé d'affaires in Ukraine on Monday in connection with Ottawa's decision to return the repaired turbine of the Russian Nord Stream-1 to Siemens.

"On July 11, the Canadian Chargé d'affaires in Ukraine was summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, that expressed their deep disappointment in connection with the decision of the Canadian government to issue a permit for the return to Germany of the Nord Stream-1 turbines stream repaired by Siemens Canada," states the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs added it called "the Canadian government to reconsider this decision and ensure the integrity of the sanctions regime against the Russian Federation." They underlined this decision "also creates grounds for Russia to continue using energy as a hybrid weapon against Europe."

On Saturday, the Canadian government made an exception and sent back the gas turbine to Germany which was in Canada for repairs and was trapped by sanctions.

German officials urged Canada to find a way to return the turbine, fearing that Russia would use any excuse to shut down Nord Stream-1 and damage Germany's ability to fill its gas storage tanks before winter.

Ukraine called on Canada not to get blackmailed by the Kremlin and to cancel the decision on the turbine.

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