The US authorities are working to create a coalition against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with Bild on Monday, September 21.
Pompeo also expressed hope that the German government will abandon the Russian gas pipeline due to the situation with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
“We hope the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not completed, we are working to make sure a coalition is formed to prevent this. We hope the German government will come to the same opinion because of what happened with Navalny. Or because of the real security implications of dependence on Russian gas, “Pompeo said.
We will remind that earlier associate of Merkel proposed to freeze the Nord Stream 2 project. A possible successor to the German Chancellor said that against the backdrop of Navalny’s poisoning, the future of relations between the EU and the Russian Federation should be sorted out.
It was also reported that the EP called for an investigation into the poisoning of Navalny and stop Nord Stream 2. MEPs called for an immediate independent international investigation with the involvement of the EU, UN, Council of Europe, EU allies, and the OPCW.