Lavrov does not understand Europe's reasoning on Nord Stream II - It's Business!
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, commented on the compromise version of the amendments to the EU Gas Directive affecting Nord Stream II.
“I read about what is happening, and this is a big victory for France and Germany and a big victory for common sense.'' However, he jokingly urged to wait before it's final, even though he would like to believe it himself.
Lavrov recalled that the gas pipeline project "was declared purely commercial, providing additional energy security for Europe." “The objections against this project were only political,” he said. However, Lavrov said it evoked a bit of surprise as the various statements from Chancellor Merkel have been difficult to interpret, especially when recent statements have been positive. His relation to history and the Soviet Union delivering to Europe was exemplified and stated that ''It's only business'' when it comes to their dealings.
A Drago Victorien Translation