“Namely, there are attempts to politically squeeze them out so that they do not have gas in Europe.”
US officials have previously warned that the pipeline, which runs from Russia directly to Germany, could serve as a geopolitical weapon for the Kremlin.
Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, called Nord Stream 2 a “bad pipeline” earlier this summer and warned Russia against blackmailing Ukraine.
Nord Stream 2 runs to Germany under the Baltic Sea, bypassing both Poland and Ukraine.
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