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Blinken: US strongly opposes Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Source : 112 Ukraine

Antony J. Blinken made the statement during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
18:12, 5 May 2021

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken stated the US’s strong opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline at the meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price noted this on the agency's website.

Related: Nord Stream 2 contradicts interests of Ukraine, - Blinken

“The Secretary also raised the Administration’s strong opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister stressed that Transatlantic cooperation is essential in the face of Russian, Chinese, and Iranian destabilizing activities,” the statement says.

The parties also discussed NATO's agenda for the next decade, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and supporting Ukraine in the face of Russia’s aggression.

Related: Poland imposes sanctions against two vessels involved in Nord Stream 2 construction

As it was reported, the German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) has filed a lawsuit with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. 

On April 13, another German environmental organization, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, also filed a complaint with the court demanding to cancel the regulator's decision to authorize the construction of Nord Stream 2 in the waters of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Related: EU has no authorities to stop Nord Stream 2, - Borrell

Earlier, ex-Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said that US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 grossly violate international law. According to her, Washington extends the boundaries of its jurisdiction to foreign citizens and companies that do not fall under it.

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