While the US claims that Nord Stream 2 will increase Europe’s dependence on Russian gas, Moscow describes the pipeline as a purely economic project, warning Washington not to politicise it.
In a Monday article for the US news outlet Politico, the foreign ministers of Poland and Ukraine urged US President Joe Biden to do his best “to put an end” to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Accusing Russia of strengthening “its grip on Europe’s gas supply”, Zbigniew Rau and Dmytro Kuleba noted that “Poland and Ukraine have long warned against the dangers associated with the construction of Nord Stream 2”.
“Our calls for vigilance and boldness were heard in the US Congress, which pressed on with measures designed to stop this dangerous, divisive project. We call on US President Joe Biden to use all means at his disposal to prevent the project from completion”, the pair added.