Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba call on U.S. President Joe Biden to use all means at his disposal to prevent the project from completion.

Poland and Ukraine have long warned against the dangers associated with the construction of Nord Stream 2, Politico reported.

First in 2006, and then in 2009, Russia took advantage of its status as a sole supplier and cut off natural gas deliveries to Ukraine without any reason or explanation. Given the importance of Ukraine’s infrastructure to ship Russian natural gas westward, the rest of Europe felt the consequences.

When the new pipeline came online in 2011, it was touted as a tool for diversification of natural gas supplies to Europe. In reality, Nord Stream was designed to sabotage Europe’s energy security.

A decade after launching Nord Stream 1, Russia is dangerously close to completing the twin pipeline, Nord Stream 2. Regrettably, Russia was allowed to advance this far with the project even as it continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, showing blatant disregard for international law.

Poland and Ukraine have long warned against the dangers associated with the construction of Nord Stream 2. Our calls for vigilance and boldness were heard in the U.S. Congress, which pressed on with measures designed to stop this dangerous, divisive project.

We call on U.S. President Joe Biden to use all means at his disposal to prevent the project from completion.

Source – Politico