US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken assured that Washington together with Berlin are working to prevent Russia from using the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a coercive tool against Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of State.
"We’re taking very concrete steps to make sure that Russia cannot use this pipeline as a coercive tool, as a weapon against Ukraine, against other countries in Eastern Europe, for that matter, against Europe itself by the very dependence that unfortunately is being increased on Russian oil and gas," Blinken said.
He believes that in the coming weeks, the United States and Germany will be able to come to a certain agreement on this issue.
"There’s no timeline on it. We’re working very, very closely together on this. And we want to see, together, very credible, concrete agreements to make sure that we’re protecting Europe, protecting Ukraine, against the downsides of this pipeline and overdependence on Russia," he added.
Earlier, Antony Blinken stated that America would not allow the Russian Federation to use the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a tool for putting pressure on Ukraine and Europe.