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US to try delaying Nord Stream 2 launch, - Nuland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The pipeline could be shut down altogether if Russia decides to attack Ukraine
14:05, 12 January 2022

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The United States will try to delay the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland stated during briefing on January 11.

"We are currently working with Germany, which is cooperating with the EU, to delay the launch of Nord Stream 2," Nuland said.

In addition, according to her, the pipeline could be suspended altogether if Russia decides to attack Ukraine.

It has recently become known that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline certification has stopped in Germany because the Russian gas pipeline does not yet comply with the requirements of the European Union.

In mid-December, the President of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in Bonn Jochen Homann said that the final decision on Nord Stream 2 certification will not be adopted in the first six months of 2022. Previously, the Agency stopped the Nord Stream 2 certification process, noting that it will be possible only after the Nord Stream 2 AG operator, based in the Swiss city of Zug, presents the necessary documents on the establishment of a separate company for managing the gas pipeline.

In this case, the Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck does not rule out the termination of the Nord Stream 2 project.

Related: US, EU discuss Russian military buildup on Ukraine's border

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