Blinken to discuss fate of Nord Stream 2 with Maas at G7 ministers meeting

Source : 112 Ukraine

For the United States, the Russian gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany is a problem
17:22, 1 May 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, before his visit to Ukraine, during the G7 summit in London, will discuss the fate of Nord Stream 2 with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. This was announced by the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Riker, reports RBC.

"I think that we will separately negotiate with Germany in a bilateral format. Nord Stream 2 remains a problem ... We will continue to make it very clear to Germany our views on this project that it should be stopped," said the American diplomat.

Eearlier, the State Department announced that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will attend the meeting of the Foreign and Development Ministers of the G7 countries in London, which will be held on May 3-5, 2021.

It was reported that US Secretary of State Blinken will pay an official visit to Ukraine on May 5-6.

Security will be the main topic of his visit.

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In December 2019, the United States imposed sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipelayers, and the Swiss-Dutch company Allseas stopped work on the pipeline. Gazprom has decided to complete the construction of the gas pipeline with Russian facilities.

On July 24, 2020 it became known that the US Senate approved the draft defense budget with sanctions against the Russian Federation.

On October 20, the United States announced the expansion of sanctions on companies that provide services to ships laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

It is known that Germany does not intend to abandon Nord Stream 2 and considers it an economic project.

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