Nord Stream 2 may be blocked due to Russian threats to Ukraine, German Economy Minister

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German Minister of Economy and Climate Protection Robert Habeck said that the Nord Stream-2 project could be stopped due to Russian threats to Ukraine.

This was reported by UA with reference to DW.

According to Robert Habek, the issue of launching the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline should be approved in accordance with the law, but due to threats from Russia, the project may be blocked.

“Given the situation in eastern Ukraine and the build-up of Russian troops there, we will have to make political decisions on what sanctions can be applied in the event of a new acute conflict,” Habek said.

The Minister of Economy suggests the possibility of stopping the project due to threats to Ukraine.

He added that the construction of the gas pipeline could divert the attention of the West from Ukraine as a country that transits gas. This needs to be countered by supporting Kyiv’s transition to renewable energy. The German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection will allocate 150 million euros for these purposes.

It will be recalled that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced restrictive measures against two ships and the Russian-related company Transadria LtD. They are involved in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline.

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