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Lithuania urges Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 will increase Europe’s dependence on gas from Russia, Vilnius recalled

Lithuania called on the European Union to tighten sanctions against Russia in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and on Germany to block the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

This is stated in the decision of the Seimas of Lithuania adopted on Thursday, September 24.

The document recalled that the gas pipeline laid along the bottom of the Baltic Sea “has no economic basis and is a geopolitical project that will increase Europe’s dependence on natural gas supplied by the Russian Federation.”

“We call on the EU to apply sanctions as soon as possible on the type of the so-called Magnitsky act against individuals and the Russian regime for violations of human rights,” the document says.

The Seimas also called on the EU “to continue supporting Russian dissidents, non-governmental and civic organizations, independent media and independent journalists.”

Recall, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Nord Stream 2 poses a risk for Europe, since it becomes dependent on gas from Russia, and also threatens Ukraine.

Earlier we reported that Slovakia called the abandonment of Nord Stream 2 and gas transit through Ukraine a guarantee of European security.



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