Gazprom increased supplies in Azerbaijan, from which Georgia receives Russian gas transit. In connection with damage of the gas pipeline Mozdok-Tbilisi Georgia currently receives Russian gas transit through Azerbaijan, where «Gazprom» urgently increased supply volumes.
Official representatives of the Russian gas company, have expressed surprise at the yesterday's statement of the President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, accusing Russia of provocation. The President of Georgia explosion of gas pipeline regarded as an «act of sabotage against the background of continuous pressure on Georgia by Russia». The Russian foreign Ministry has called these statements hysteria and bacchanalia, stressing that «this position of the leadership of Georgia is a mixture of dependency, hypocrisy and unruliness».
We remind that on Sunday night in the area in the North Ossetian village of Nizhny Lars on the two branches of the gas pipeline worked explosive devices with a capacity of 700-800 grams of TNT. Explosions thundered with a break of 20 minutes.
In law enforcement bodies consider that it was a diversion. The bombs were laid so as to completely cut off from the gas supply of the Republic of Transcaucasia, Georgia and Armenia, says ia «Finmarket».
On the damaged section of the pipeline Mozdok - Tbilisi second day is still under repair. Restore the supply of gas through the gas pipeline is expected in the next two days.