Putin said ”we cannot do it alone, and we won’t,” the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
In other words, more chutzpah. “Pay for the gun we will hold to your head.”
This also has obvious implications for South Stream. If there’s no money for Nord Stream, where is the money for its southern twin?
Oh, and by the way: Where is the gas that is supposed to fill Nord Stream (and South Stream, for that matter) going to come from?