Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021
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Ukraine Fights Rearguard Action Against Nord Stream 2 After US and Germany Unveil Dealon July 22, 2021 at 12:27 pm

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KYIV—Ukraine has started official consultations with the European Union and Germany about Nord Stream 2, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday, ratcheting up Kyiv’s opposition to the pipeline which it says is a threat to Europe’s security. Kuleba said official notes to Brussels and Berlin had already been sent. He made the statement minutes after Germany and the United States jointly announced a deal that would map out the consequences for Russia if Moscow uses the new pipeline to harm Ukraine or other eastern European countries. The deal is a further blow to Kyiv, which has also struggled to convince Western allies to accelerate Ukraine’s entry into the NATO military alliance after a troop standoff with Russia earlier this year. “This decision has created political, military, and energy threats for Ukraine and Central Europe, while increasing Russia’s potential to destabilize the security situation in Europe, perpetuating divisions among NATO …

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