While the US claims that Nord Stream 2 will improve Europe’s dependence on Russian fuel, Moscow describes the pipeline as a purely financial mission, warning Washington not to politicise it.
In a Monday article for the US information outlet Politico, the international ministers of Poland and Ukraine urged US President Joe Biden to do his finest “to put an end” to the Nord Stream 2 fuel pipeline mission.
Accusing Russia of strengthening “its grip on Europe’s gas supply”, Zbigniew Rau and Dmytro Kuleba famous that “Poland and Ukraine have long warned against the dangers associated with the construction of Nord Stream 2”.
“Our calls for vigilance and boldness were heard in the US Congress, which pressed on with measures designed to stop this dangerous, divisive project. We call on US President Joe Biden to use all means at his disposal to prevent the project from completion”, the pair added.
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They asserted that the US continues to play “a critically important” function within the mission that the ministers claimed is “not about the energy security of Germany”.
The ministers steered that if accomplished, the mission will add to Russia’s drive “to try to convince the Ukrainian public that the West doesn’t care about its own principles, and ultimately, about the security and prosperity of Ukraine”.
Nord Stream 2 Operator Wants Early Construction of Pipeline Leg in German Waters
In a separate improvement on Monday, Nord Stream 2’s operator submitted a request to Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) for quick entry into power of a beforehand issued allow to construct the pipeline in German waters.
This comes after one other BSH allow was suspended within the wake of a Nord Stream 2 pipeline-related criticism by German environmental organisations that was rejected by BSH as one thing that holds no water. On 15 January, the regulator issued the allow for the development of a Nord Stream 2 pipeline leg in German waters till the top of May.
The Nord Stream 2 mission envisages the development of two fuel pipelines with a complete capability of 55 billion cubic metres of fuel per yr from the Russian coast by way of the Baltic Sea to Germany.
The mission is actively opposed by the US, who’s selling its liquefied pure fuel (LNG) to the EU, in addition to Ukraine and a variety of EU nations, together with Poland.
Moscow and Berlin view the US sanctions in opposition to the mission as an instance of unfair competitors meant to increase US LNG exports to Europe. Russia has repeatedly warned in opposition to politicising what it describes as a purely financial mission.