27 Sep, 2022 (Bloomberg) — Germany suspects the damage to the Nord Stream pipeline system used to transport Russian gas to Europe was the result of sabotage.
27 Sep, 2022- The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it did not rule out sabotage as a reason behind damage to the Russia-built network of Nord Stream pipelines which sprung unexplained leaks in the Baltic Sea. The pipelines, designed to bring gas from Western Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula directly to Germany,
Feb 7, 2022 – President Joe Biden confirmed on Monday that there will be no Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invades the Ukraine although he did not detail how that would be accomplished. Biden made his remarks …
“If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,” undersecretary of state for political affairs Victoria Nuland
“President (Joe) Biden has been very clear, he believes the pipeline is a bad idea…
“It has the potential to undermine the interests of Ukraine…
Nord Stream 2 will bypass Ukraine, a Western ally, potentially depriving it of valuable transit fees.
March 23, 2021 –
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union’s own interests and could undermine Ukraine.
Germany is pushing for the pipeline’s completion, despite sustained U.S. opposition over more than a decade. The United States fears Russia could use Nord Stream 2 as leverage to weaken EU states by increasing dependency on Moscow.
“President (Joe) Biden has been very clear, he believes the pipeline is a bad idea, bad for Europe, bad for the United States, ultimately it is in contradiction to the EU’s own security goals,” Blinken said as he met NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
“It has the potential to undermine the interests of Ukraine, Poland and a number of close partners and allies,” Blinken added, saying that a U.S. law required Washington to impose sanctions on companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project.
Blinken also emphasized Washington’s opposition to the pipeline in his meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
Nord Stream 2 will bypass Ukraine, a Western ally, potentially depriving it of valuable transit fees. It will also increase European energy dependency on Russia and compete with shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas.
Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alex Richardson, Edmund Blair and Richard Pullin
The pipeline is already around 95% built, and could be finished by September, analysts who monitor tracking data say.
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Biden told the Ukrainians they had to clean up all the corruption. They took the hint and put Hunter on the board, and Joe, Jim and the rest of the mob family suddenly acquired extensive “business interests” in Ukraine.
Oh, and the biggest source of foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation is …Ukraine.
27 Sep, 2022- Congress in March approved its first $13.6 billion Ukraine supplemental aid package. Lawmakers tripled that funding in May with a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine …
Things are going to get very cold and very dark all over Europe in the months ahead, and those Europeans that choose to rebel against the new restrictions that are being implemented could literally find themselves in prison…