The US embassy in Berlin has called on the German government and the EU to halt the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will link Russia to Germany. This was stated by US acting ambassador to Germany Robin Quinville in an interview with Handelsblatt, published on Saturday, December 5, Deutsche welle reported.
"Now is the time for Germany and the EU to impose a moratorium on the construction of the pipeline," Robin Quinville said.
That would send a strong signal to Russia that Europe was not willing to accept “its ongoing malicious behaviour,” the diplomat noted.
She regarded the Russian pipeline, which is being laid beneath the Baltic Sea to Germany, as a political "tool for the Kremlin." According to the American ambassador, the Nord stream-2 project is aimed at "bypassing Ukraine and dividing Europe."
The construction of the Russian gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea is planned to be resumed on December 5, after a pause of one year due to US sanctions.
As we reported earlier, Norwegian DNV GL classification society has refused the participate in the Nord Stream 2 project due to the threats of U.S. sanctions.