Germany not to change its position on Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Heiko Mass, Germany’s Foreign Minister, this project addresses an issue of diversification of the country’s energy supplies
09:24, 14 July 2020

The construction of Nord Stream 2
Nord Stream 2

Germany's position on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remains unchanged - the project must be completed. It was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, presenting the priorities of Berlin during its presidency of the European Union, Deutsche Welle reports.

"We will not change our decision on this project. We believe that it is an issue of diversification of our energy supply sources," the minister said, commenting on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which Russian Gazprom is trying to complete.

Maas noted that it was a matter of economic policy for Berlin.

Related: Naftogaz-Ukraine responds to U.S. bill that extends sanctions against Nord Stream 2

As we reported earlier, the new sanctions planned by the United States will not prevent the Russian concern Gazprom from completing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

U.S. Congress's Republicans and Democrats drafted legislation against the final completion of Nord Stream-2, which would impose sanctions on companies that are involved not only in laying the pipeline, but also insurance and underwriting services related to the project.

Related: Russian Navy vessels escort NordStream II pipelaying vessels

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