Russian Prime Minister Medvedev says U.S. intends to bury Nord Stream-2

The U.S. wants to bury the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a press conference following a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila, Interfax reports.

“The most pragmatic is the position of the United States, which wants to bury this project with all sorts of legal decisions, instruments, sanctions, having an ambiguous impact on the European Union,” said Medvedev.

He noted that the European Commission’s position on Nord Stream-2 is also unacceptable for Russia.

“As for the position of the European Commission, it is only being formulated, but it is probably not as pragmatic as the position of Finland, and it is intended to invite the Russian Federation to sign a separate agreement on Nord Stream-2. In our view, this is unacceptable from the point of view of equality towards all investors, since such projects were implemented outside all agreements on the basis of bilateral arrangements,” Medvedev said.

In July, Germany rejected five projects for the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to “uncertainty.”

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