Polish Briefing 28 September, 2022 7:30 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Baltic Pipe has been opened | Poland considers the Nord Stream 2 leak as sabotage


What goes on in Poland on the 28th of September.

Baltic Pipe has been opened

On Tuesday, September 27 at At 11.00 in Goleniów, the opening ceremony of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline took place. Deliveries will start on October 1, 2022.

The ceremony was attended by, among others, President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Minister of Oil and Energy of Norway Terje Aasland and the head of the EU Directorate General for Energy Ditte Juul Jorgensen.

– It is a great day for Poland, Denmark, Norway and the entire European Union. After many years of discussions and political disputes, today we are finally opening the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. Thanks to it, we strengthen our country’s sovereignty and independence from supplies from Russia. I would like to highlight here Piotr Naimski, who carried out this project with great commitment. The entire procedure began in 2016 and hardly anyone expected that this project would be completed on time. There were many obstacles to overcome and I am glad that we managed to do so, said President Andrzej Duda.

Poland considers the Nord Stream 2 leak as sabotage

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen admitted during the conference on the opening of the Baltic Pipe that these incidents should be considered sabotage. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki agreed with her. – We are dealing with an act of sabotage. We do not know the details of what happened yet, but we can clearly see that it is a sabotage, which probably marks the next stage of the escalation of the situation in Ukraine – he said.

– Today, in the short term, it is clearly visible how dangerous a policy was the Russian-German cooperation in the area of ​​gas. We also know that Nord Stream 1 is a gas pipeline through which Ukrainian blood also flowed. It must be said clearly, because these were instruments of an attempt to dominate Central Europe, which at the same time created the great risks against which we warned. We have to deal with them today in Ukraine, added the Prime Minister.