Ukrainian Migrants to Sue Canada for Returning Nord Stream Turbine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has decided to file a lawsuit against the Canadian government over its return of the repaired Nord Stream turbines to Germany.

According to the UWC, Canada has violated its own sanctions against Russia by returning repaired Nord Stream 1 turbines to Germany, which will enable Russia to increase the quantity of oil it exports to European nations.

“The application states that this decision of CA gov was not reasonable, transparent, or properly authorized. We must stop this RU energy blackmail!” wrote the UWC on Twitter.

The case was filed only a few days after Canada said it was seeking a “time-limited and revocable permit” to allow the return of the turbines, which Canada asserted, will boost energy flows to Europe amid a global shortage.

European news outlet Euractiv recently reported that the delayed return of a turbine being maintained by German company Siemens Energy in Canada is what caused Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom to decrease the Nord Stream 1 pipeline’s capacity earlier this month to just 40% of its normal levels.

Siemens claimed that Canada’s decision to allow the turbine’s shipment from its repair facility in Canada to Germany was an essential first step in regaining access to the pipeline.

The President of the UWC Paul Grod expressed, “We believe this CA gov’s decision is a mistake. All sanctions imposed on Russia must remain in place!”

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