The representatives of German opposition urge the government of Germany to reconsider the position toward the further construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Such a statement was announced after the dispersal of protests in support of oppositionist Alexei Navalny in Russia, as DW reported.
“It is a pipeline of Putin and it should not be finished,” Leader of Alliance '90/The Greens Robert Habeck said.
According to him, this project ‘has been split Europe’ for a long time. Habeck also urged to check the possibility of enhancing of sanctions toward the Russian leadership. Germany and Europe should address with a firm and clear position toward the policy of Russia. However, it is impossible to do until the construction of the Nord Stream 2 continues because this project supports the regime that beats the protesters with batons.
Earlier, the European Parliament demanded that construction on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline be halted. It issued the call in response to Russia arresting opposition figure Alexei Navalny upon his return to Russia. He had been in Germany recovering from an attempted assassination with a military-grade nerve agent.
On January 31, 2020, the protests took place all over the territory of Russia in support of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Before the beginning, the protesters faced all possible obstacles: in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, downtowns were blocked; in Novosibirsk, the snowbanks were taken on the pavement and put branches in it.
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