: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Nord Stream 2: Leverage Against Russia?


Following the poisoning of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent from the Novichok group, the possibility of using Nord Stream 2 to put pressure on Russia has been widely discussed. Specifically there are calls to abandon the project, to impose a moratorium, or to block gas deliveries through the pipelines if the Kremlin refuses to assist investigations.
The Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline is highly symbolic, embodying the willingness of Germany and other European partners to cooperate with Russia. Five European energy companies hold stakes in the project, which is led by Gazprom. It began …read more

Source:: German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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