Russian Ambassador: Canada and Germany have a thorough discussion about Nord Stream turbines.

Oleg Stepanov said that Canada and Germany are in a intensive dialogue about turbines for the Nord Stream gas pipeline project . He said that about $100 million in assets are now frozen in Canada and about $23 million are now frozen as part of transactions .

Moscow, Russia, June 23 (Sputnik): On the air of the Rossiya 24 news station, Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov said that Canada and Germany are in a intensive, albeit not widely acknowledged, dialogue about turbines for the Nord Stream gas pipeline project.Stepanov said that Canadian authorities are considering amendments to the country's budget laws in order to legalize Russian assets confiscation.Canada will initiate these diplomatic novelties within the G7 framework, according to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, in order not only to freeze assets but also to confiscate them.He said that changes to the budget bill in Canada are being considered in order to legalize such a conduct, which is absolutely illicit, and that about $100 million in assets are now frozen in Canada and about $23 million are now frozen as part of transactions.Stepanov said that while the situation is uncertain, he admitted that the actual situation is difficult.(S