Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov agreed with the opinion of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and called sanctions against Nord Stream 2 one of the elements of hybrid warfare, TASS reported.
“In general, we can agree with him [Deripaska]. This is indeed a variant of hybrid warfare, it is used as a hybrid war by the United States,” Peskov said.
“Let’s take the sanctions against Nord Stream – it is a pure hybrid war that goes on like a war accompanied by unfair competition,” he added.
At the same time, Peskov noted that “the best answer would be to respect and ensure the interests of the Russian Federation that imply that the Nord Stream 2 project will be finalized.”
In his Telegram channel, Deripaska earlier described the sanctions as weapons of modern hybrid warfare and compared them to bombing cities or directly attacking state borders. The damage to civilian population, according to the entrepreneur, is even greater.