Germany urges not to tie Nord Stream 2 to Russian aggression against Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The country's Defense Ministry believes that the conflict should be resolved and not linked to other issues
14:58, 13 January 2022

Nord Stream 2

Head of the German Defense Ministry Christine Lambrecht called not to link the launch of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with the Russian aggression against Ukraine as rbb reported.

“We should not drag (Nord Stream 2) into this conflict,” Lambrecht told.

Related: Zelensky urges US Senate to support law on sanctions against Nord Stream 2

According to her, the conflict should be solved and not tied to other issues.

“We need to solve this conflict, and we need to solve it in talks – that’s the opportunity that we have at the moment, and we should use it rather than draw a link to projects that have no connection to this conflict,” the minister explained.

Related: US State Department considers new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 threat to unity with EU

As we reported, 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.

Earlier, it was reported that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, designed to transport Russian gas to Europe by the bottom of the Baltic Sea, according to Gazprom, was ready for operation.

Related: Nord Stream 2 could become Europe's leverage against Russia – Blinken

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.




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