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Biden threatens to shut down Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine


Washington (Reuters) – 02/08/2022. 01:48

Biden: If Russia decides to invade Ukraine, we are ready with a package of sanctions

  • Biden threatened to “put an end” to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was built to supply Europe with Russian gas via Germany
  • Biden: We are working with allies to deter Russia’s threats
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that NATO is united and present to deter Russian threats

During a joint press conference that brought together US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, on Monday, Biden threatened to “put an end” to the pipeline Nord Stream 2which was built to supply Europe with Russian gas via Germany, in case Russia invaded Ukraine.

Biden added: “If Russia invades Ukraine, that means tanks or troops cross the border UkraineThen again, there will be no Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” he said, emphasizing, “I promise we’ll put an end to it.”

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline aims to double the gas exports of Russian energy giant Gazprom, which flow from Russia directly to Germany, bypassing the traditional route through Ukraine.

During the press conference, Biden said: We are working with allies to deter Russia’s threats

Biden indicated that if Russia decides to invade Ukraine, we are ready with a package of sanctions

For his part, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that NATO is united and present to deter Russian threats

Schultz stressed: It is not possible to be silent while the Russian crowd continues on the borders of Ukraine

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