Nord Stream 2 opponents leverage Russian poisoning case

Interested parties from Ukraine and Germany seek to use Nord Stream 2 to pressure Moscow after the poisoning of a leading political figure and activist in the Russian opposition.

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"Aggression against Ukraine, Georgia, use of chemical weapon in the UK, poisoning of Alexei Navalny. What more proof is needed to abandon Nord Stream 2? Unequivocally NS2 is not a commercial project but yet another Russian political trap," writes state organization Mission of Ukraine to the European Union in a Twitter post.

The debate on the controversial gas pipeline between Russia and Germany – with only 160 kilometers out of 1,220 still uninstalled – is once again escalating.

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