AfD organize rally in Berlin to call for relaunch of Nord Stream 2
German AfD co-leader Tino Chrupalla calls for a rally in Berlin to relaunch Nord Stream 2 and put an end to the sanctions against Russia that proved to be counterproductive.
In favor of the Nord Stream 2 gas link, AfD co-leader and Member of Bundestag, Tino Chrupalla claims is necessary to guarantee energy supply ahead of winter, the German opposition party AfD has organized a rally for October 8 in Berlin.
According to a Forsa survey conducted last Friday for the RTL/ntv network, just 39% of Germans supported importing Russian natural gas through Nord Stream 2 to address supply constraints, despite their support, in the eastern end, reached up to 60%.
"We will support our citizens and give them an opportunity to speak out. We plan to stage a big demonstration here in the capital on October 8 to say loud and clear: Nord Stream 2 instead of gas levies," Chrupalla told reporters.
Chrupalla stated that during the worst of the Cold War, Russia remained a trustworthy supplier, in contrast to the ruling coalition's unsuccessful attempts to supplement Russian gas shortages with supplies from Qatar and Japan.
Chrupalla further argued that the "economic war" on Russia, referring to the sanctions, had to end due to the consequences which have disproportionately harmed Germans rather than Russia. The AfD official also argued that negotiations are the only possible way to attain peace between Ukraine and Russia and highlighted that a military confrontation only works against that prospect.