Merkel says Ukraine must not be excluded from Nord Stream 2 pipeline
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has intervened in a dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Kate Connolly writes for the Guardian. Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin he cannot exclude Ukraine from the pipeline, which will run from Russia to Germany. The project has raised concerns that Putin is trying to increase western Europe’s reliance on Russian gas while bypassing Ukraine.
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See the CLEW factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels for background.