The project may also make EU states reliant on Russia, not Ukraine, on gas supplies in the long-term.
Indeed, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said in a statement: “Countering Russian malign aggression is in the vital national security interests of all of NATO, all EU members, and our partners in Eastern Europe.
“We cannot lose sight of this central principle as we engage diplomatically on the pipeline.”
The project is almost complete and comes as some EU states have begun to look towards Russia to purchase its Sputnik V vaccine.
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