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U.S. attacks Nord Stream 2 again, Ukraine happy

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 12, 2019
Ukraine has welcomed expected U.S. sanctions on the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline as "good news."
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U.S. Senate and House committees agreed on December 9 to include a bill sanctioning Nord Stream 2 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), putting up a potential roadblock to the project’s completion.

Topics: U.S. Nord Stream Ukraine

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will have the capacity to carry up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually from Russia to Germany along the Baltic Sea floor. The pipeline is more than 80 percent built and is expected to be completed early next year.

“Ukraine is grateful for 337 votes to support sanctions related to #NordStream2 construction. This is a political project that undermines energy security of #Europe,” the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy tweeted.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk also welcomed the move as "good news." The sanctions should "dramatically complicate construction of the Russian pipe," he said.