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Nord Stream 2 gas unlikely to flow if Russia renews Ukraine aggression, U.S. says

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Nord Stream 2 gas unlikely to flow if Russia renews Ukraine aggression, U.S. says
Nord Stream 2 gas unlikely to flow if Russia renews Ukraine aggression, U.S. says   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

WASHINGTON – Gas is unlikely to flow through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia renews its aggression against Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

“That pipeline … doesn’t have any gas flowing through it right now. And, in fact, it’s a source of leverage on Russia because to the extent (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin wants to see gas flowing through that pipeline – if and when it becomes operational – it’s very unlikely or hard to see that happening if Russia has renewed its aggression on Ukraine, if it takes renewed action,” Blinken told NBC‘s “Meet the Press” program.