Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the attacks on Nord Stream 2 are explained by attempts to force Russia to pay for the West’s geopolitical project in Ukraine.
“Why does everything revolve around Nord Stream 2? They want to make Russia pay for their [the West] geopolitical project in Ukraine,” the head of state said.
On Wednesday, he is holding a meeting with the leaders of the State Duma factions by videoconference.
“In fact, everything is quite primitive,” Putin said with a smile. “We have understood this for a long time,” he assured. “This is the world in which we live,” the Russian leader stated.