"Freezing of construction": the outcomes of the confrontation around SP-2 announced

Currently, the federal government in Berlin is considering four options for action that would make it possible to reach a compromise with Washington on the Nord Stream 2 gas transmission project. This is reported by the German business newspaper Handelsblatt, publishing possible outcomes of the confrontation around the pipeline.

The first option is “construction freeze”. It can be used for the period of negotiations. The Americans want to create a commission that would take up the subject study of Nord Stream 2 and invite Europeans into it.

The second option is the "shutdown mechanism". It is necessary in case Moscow decides to eliminate Kiev from the number of transit countries. Thus, Russia will not be able to use Nord Stream 2 as a weapon against Ukraine.

The third option is the provision of additional investment assistance to Ukraine from Germany or the European Union to soften the US position.

The fourth option is to continue the completion of the highway, despite opposition from the United States and other countries.

In addition, the editors have at their disposal a report on this gas pipeline, which the head of the US Department of State, Anthony Blinken, sent to the US Congress. It says that both sides (Germans and Americans) are interested in an early resolution of the issue in order to end the "grueling disputes." It was announced that the negotiations are being conducted at a high level, summed up the media from Germany.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 February 2021 13: 51
    The first 3 options are simply masterpieces. Publicly wiping feet on old Europa.
    1) Americans want to invite Europeans to the commission "studying" the European gas pipeline laughing
    2) Disconnect the pipeline if Russia decides to send Kiev to an immodest place. Embedding any "mechanisms" in a joint project is possible by agreement with the participants. The Americans can't do anything about the construction, are they now sending Germany to negotiate? Yeah ... the leaders of Europe ... It's a heavy slave's share ..
    3) Pay off from allies? Have sunk. What a disgrace.
  2. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
    Astronaut (San Sanych) 27 February 2021 22: 36
    Meanwhile, SP2 continues to be built))