According to the reports, The United States and Germany warned Russia that a major gas pipeline was at stake if it invades Ukraine.
As per details, A day after the US and its allies formally responded to security demands issued by Russia, top officials in Moscow said their chief concerns were not addressed but notably did not rule out new talks.
The US has warned Russia of swift and severe consequences if it invades Ukraine after Moscow amassed tens of thousands of troops on the border with its Western-leaning neighbour.
The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Following worries in the West about divisions within Europe, told parliament that her government was “working on a strong package of sanctions” alongside allies that would include Nord Stream 2.
The gas pipeline, which Germany has defiantly built despite criticism by the US and Eastern Europeans, will more than double supplies of Russian natural gas to Europe’s largest economy.
A top official in Washington said that an invasion would stop Germany from activating the multibillion-dollar project, which was completed in September but still requires testing and regulatory approval.
Victoria Nuland, the under secretary of state for political affairs said that “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,” added that “I think the statements coming out of Berlin even today are very, very strong,”
The White House also announced that new chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit on February 7 to discuss Russia’s “aggression against Ukraine” with President Joe Biden.
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