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US, Germany close to making deal on Nord Stream 2-related sanctions against Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document foresees that Berlin will take action if Moscow tries an aggressive approach against Ukraine when the pipeline is launched
08:03, 21 July 2021

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The U.S. and Germany are about to make a deal on the Nord Stream 2, which can foresee sanctions and other measures against Russia if it tries to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine. This is mentioned in the rough version of the document owned by Bloomberg News.

According to the document, Berlin will take action if Moscow tries an aggressive approach against Ukraine when the pipeline is launched. Besides, Germany will insist on taking measures on the European level, including sanctions aiming to limit the Russian export of energy carriers. 

"A senior U.S. official, who asked not to be identified discussing the terms of the deal, said the language was intentionally ambiguous because the administration didn’t want to give Russia a road map of its response to any malign behavior. The official didn’t rule out that such action could include limiting gas flows from Russia to Germany", wrote Bloomberg.

Related: Sanctions against Nord Stream 2 make no sense, - Biden

US Department of the State spokesman Ned Price told the reporters that he did not know any certain details of the agreement that he could reveal.

"The Germans have put forward useful proposals, and we have been able to make progress on steps to achieve that shared goal, that shared goal being to ensure that Russia cannot weaponize energy", he said.

Related: Nord Stream 2 does not mean replacing gas transit through Ukraine, - Merkel

 

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