Sending turbines to Germany: Charest denounces a “shameful” decision

Turbine shipment to Germany: Charest denounces “shameful” decision


The federal government's decision to send Russian turbines repaired to Canada back to Germany despite the sanctions in force is “shameful” and “unethical”, according to Jean Charest.

“Putin is a war criminal who should never be helped by Canada. Mr. Trudeau's decision to give in to his pressure is contrary to our sanctions, our values ​​and our national interest,” the Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate said on Twitter.

He urged his adversaries to oppose the dispatch of the turbines of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which allow the Russian giant Gazprom to supply Germany with natural gas, a fuel which constitutes 30% of its total consumption of energy.

Opposition parties in Ottawa, including the Conservative Party, the Bloc Québécois and the NDP, have all demonstrated in recent days their opposition to the dismissal of the turbines.

After months of good understanding, the Trudeau government's “unacceptable” decision was poorly received by Volodymyr Zelensky, who speaks of a “very difficult” day for his country.

The return of the turbines to Germany “will be perceived in Moscow only as a sign of weakness” of Western countries, warned the Ukrainian president in a video on Monday.

Shipping turbines to Germany: Charest denounces «shameful

Turbine shipment to Germany: Charest denounces &lacquo;shameful

< p>Frustrated, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urgently summoned Canada's Chargé d'Affaires to provide an update on the decision.

Unfortunately for the Ukrainian government, it is unlikely to be invalidated, given the support received first by the United States on Monday and then by the European Commission on Tuesday.

The German government fears that the ab sence of these turbines has a negative impact on the social cohesion of the country.