Contents tagged with Nord Stream

  • Ukraine and Poland vow to jointly fight against Nord Stream 2

    Ukraine and Poland will work together with their allies and partners to counter the launch of Nord Stream 2 until solutions are developed to overcome the security crisis, support countries in their aspirations to become members of Western democratic institutions and minimize threats to peace and energy security, reads a joint statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, published on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

    The …

  • Merkel and Biden talks on Nord Stream 2 produce no results

    Negotiations between the United States and Germany on a possible deal on the Nord Stream 2 project remain hanging in the air. The dialogue that started in the spring at the level of advisers reached the heads of states, but even then, the progress could not be achieved.

    Angela Merkel's recent visit to Washington for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden did not bring a breakthrough, Reuters reported.

    Merkel stated that there are disagreements on the essence and future of the project.

    "We have …

  • U.S. promises to continue imposing sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. administration intends to continue imposing sanctions against Nord Stream 2. Such actions should demonstrate that the United States continues to oppose this project, said the U.S. Department of State spokesman, Ned Price.

    "We will continue to impose restrictive measures against individuals and companies whose activities are subject to such sanctions. In this way we will demonstrate that we oppose this gas pipeline," he said at the briefing.

    At the same time, according to Price, the U. …

  • Russia promises to complete Nord Stream 2 this year

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be fully completed by the end of 2021, TASS reports.

    According to Novak, the construction is proceeding according to schedule, and if there are no new obstacles, the pipeline can be put into operation by the end of 2021.

    Novak's words were indirectly confirmed by the CEO of the Austrian energy company, OMV Group, Reiner Seele. Speaking at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, he said that only 50 km …

  • Putin announces completion of first phase of North Stream-2

    The first phase of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline has been completed, announced Russian President Vladimir Putin during a speech at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "I am pleased to report that today, two and a half hours ago, the laying of the pipes of the first line of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was successfully completed . Work on the second line continues. The construction in its entirety, including the maritime section, is finished," Putin said.

    Earlier, the Russian Energy …

  • Kremlin: U.S. will try to block certification of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Russia believes that the U.S. has abandoned the sanctions against the participants of North Stream-2 pipeline, but intend to try to block its certification, said Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The U.S. position is that the construction cannot be stopped. But after the construction comes the certification period. Here they can put some more sticks in our wheels," Chizhov said.

    At the same time, Chizhov assured. that the Russian authorities …

  • German Green party leader demands that Nord Stream 2 be stopped

    Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of Alliance 90/The Greens, who was nominated by the party for the German Chancellor, argues that Russia should be treated with toughness and dialogue, and considers it necessary to stop the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "I think the right course of dialogue and toughness towards Russia is right," Baerbock, known for her critical statements against Moscow, said in an interview with Bild newspaper published on Monday. Asked by a journalist if she considered Russian …

  • U.S. decides not to impose sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO

    Joseph Biden’s administration imposed and immediately suspended sanctions against the operator of the Nord Stream 2 project, Nord Stream 2 AG, and its CEO Matthias Warnig, according to the State Department’s report sent to Congress on Wednesday, May 19. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez confirmed that the document had been received.

    “I have determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of sanctions on Nord Stream 2 …

  • Berlin gives permission to lay 2km of Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Baltic Sea

    The Nord Stream 2 AG consortium will be able to lay two kilometers of pipes in German waters in May. The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) said that it had agreed to immediately allow the construction under the permit issued on January 14. According to the statement, Nord Stream 2 AG is only allowed to lay the pipes on the bottom of the sea, and any installation work should be carried out later.

    The agency stressed that the decision was taken "after a thorough assessment of …

  • Blinken intends to discuss North Stream 2 with Lavrov

    During the ministerial session of the Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will discuss bilateral relations and the Nord Stream-2 pipeline at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports, citing a high-ranking State Department official.

    "I believe that this topic may arise in bilateral negotiations. We, like Congress, have made our position towards Nord Stream 2 very clear and stated that this is a Russian strategic project that undermines European …