November 29, 2023



Why US-Germany Deal on Nord Stream 2 is a Face-Saving Move Veiling Washington’s Defeat



July 21, 2021

The US-Germany deal on the Nord Stream 2 project aimed at increasing the capacity of the initial Nord Stream gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany to 110 billion cubic metres (3.9 trillion cubic feet) is expected to be announced as early as on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported on 20 July.

According to the draft deal, obtained by Bloomberg, Washington and Berlin would threaten sanctions and other retaliation if Russia “tries to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine”, with Germany being obligated to take unspecified actions in the event of Russian “misbehaviour”.

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