Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Berlin Could Halt Nord Stream 2 if Russia Attacks Ukraine, German Chancellor Says - Sputnik International

A Russian invasion of Ukraine would prompt Berlin to consider halting and sanctioning the Nord Stream pipeline, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said.

"It is clear that there will be a high price to pay and that everything will have to be discussed should there be a military intervention in Ukraine," Scholz said, speaking to reporters on Tuesday during a Q&A after his meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

The chancellor pointed to the agreement between Germany and the US signed last July on a common approach to Nord Stream 2, including its guarantees to continue Ukraine's status as a transit nation for Russian gas deliveries headed for Europe.

Asked whether a hypothetical 'Russian invasion' of Ukraine might lead to NATO military assistance to Kiev, Scholz warned that Moscow would be made to pay "serious" political, economic and financial consequences, but ruled out the delivery of arms on Berlin's part...


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