Could Germany Really Pull the Plug on Nord Stream 2?
The head of the Polish government said that this project helps Russia &# 171; bully other countries&# 187;
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday called on Germany to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as Warsaw sees it as a threat to the stability of the region.
The subsea pipeline Nord Stream 2, which is supposed to deliver gas from Russia to Germany, is 90 percent complete. It is slated to go into operation next year, but German politicians have said they may withdraw support for the project following the alleged poisoning of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is undergoing treatment in Germany..
“This reaction should, first of all, lead to the termination of work on "Nord Stream – 2", who strengthens the power of Russia, helps President [Vladimir] Putin to build up military power, helps intimidate other countries, ”Moravetsky said on public radio.
“Our western neighbor is Germany, without which this project does not make sense,” the Prime Minister continued. “I urge them to look at what is happening in Belarus, what is happening in Ukraine, to assess the risk that the completion of this project in Ukraine will create”.
Poland, which imports most of its gas from Russia, has long opposed Nord Stream 2, arguing that it would strengthen Moscow’s already dominant position in the region’s gas market..
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