US Sec of State: Nord Stream II Increases DependenceReading Time: < 1 minutes
Germany has long backed Nord Stream II (NS2), which will provide it with more natural gas from Russia – and is nearing completion.
Still, in a meeting this week with NATO’s secretary general, US secretary of state Antony Blinken listed reasons why the Biden administration is against the natural gas pipeline project that circumnavigates Ukraine, a western ally. He said not only was it bad for Poland and Ukraine, but NS2 increased EU member states’ dependence on Russian gas.
Secretary Blinken also mentioned the possibility of US sanctions being imposed on parties involved in the pipeline’s construction.