Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki considers the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline a Russian way of getting paid for weapons. He expressed this opinion during an Internet forum organized by the Atlantic Council, Radio Poland reports.
Speaking about relations with Germany, the Prime Minister criticized the plans to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
“In our estimation, this is a payment of weapons for Putin with European money. We don’t like that,” the Polish official confirmed.
Morawiecki stressed that, being the most pro-European and pro-American country in Europe, Poland is trying to strengthen the transatlantic alliance.
On July 27, Ukraine and Poland reached a consensus, agreeing that there's considerable harm of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline for the energy security of Europe and agreed to hinder its implementation.
On July 26, it was reported that Denmark introduced a temporary ban on the construction of the gas pipeline in its territorial waters due to spawning of cod. The last 120 kilometers of the pipeline is to be laid across Danish waters southeast of Bornholm Island.
On July 24, it became known that the US Senate approved the draft defense budget with sanctions against the Russian Federation.
Prior to this, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the participants of the Nord Stream 2 project about the possibility of applying the CAATSA 2017 Law on Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions against them.
However, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, opposed US plans to expand extraterritorial sanctions on a number of projects, including Nord Stream 2.
As it became known on July 13, Germany's position regarding the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remains unchanged - the project must be completed.