Siemens now virtually does not have the capacity to regularly repair units for the Nord Stream pipeline, as it simply has nowhere to do it, Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said on Wednesday.
"Today, Siemens has virtually no opportunity to provide regular overhauls of our gas pumping units. Siemens simply has nowhere to carry out these works," Miller said in an interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel.
"The Portovaya compressor station is currently 20% filled, due to anti-Russian sanctions. Our opponents have already imposed so many sanctions that they have created a situation that can be called ‘sanctions confusion’. They've already become confused by these documents, grown entangled in these penalties, and, in essence, they've fallen into their own sanctions trap," Miller said.