Pompeo: Nord Stream 2 Russia's "political weapon"

18:00, 13 February 2019
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"Poland has vigorously pursued a course to reduce its dependent on Russian natural gas, which Moscow continues to use for – as a political weapon for its geostrategic purposes," Pompeo said, according to the State Department's press release.

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"We continue to work with Poland and other likeminded European allies and partners to stop Russia’s proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would undermine European energy and national security while also hurting Ukraine," said Pompeo.

He added that the U.S. shares the view that the Nord Stream 2 project "does not contribute to energy security of Europe."

"We consider it to be an undertaking that is mismatched or actually detrimental to the energy security on the old continent," the U.S. Secretary of State said.

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