Russia Is Destroying the Baltic Sea Ecosystem by Nord Stream 2

2/19/2021
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The implementation by the Russian Federation of the Nord Stream 2 political project not only threatens the energy security of European countries, but also offers murky prospects for maintaining balance in the Baltic Sea ecosystem. In particular, during the completion of Branch “B” of the pipeline, Russia has been neglecting technological procedures and environmental restrictions. This refers to  the approved route supply vessels are taking during their sailing from the port of Mukran (Germany) to the place of works in Denmark's Exclusive Economic Zone.

For example, in recent months, the ships “Finval”, “Umka”, icebreakers “Vladislav Strizhov” and “Yuri Topchev” have repeatedly sailed in German territorial waters through the bird wintering zone, ship traffic in which is prohibited.

As is known, Russia has resumed intensive work on the completion of the pipeline “at a rapid pace”. At depths of 65-70 m, the pipe is laid twice as fast as at much shallower depths. This pace is due to a political decision - to complete the construction as soon as possible, according to the Soviet tradition, timing it to Russia Day - June 12.