The German government urged the United States not to impose sanctions for the certification of Nord Stream 2 Nord Stream 2. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to Berlin, the pipeline does not pose a threat to Ukraine as long as gas is being transported through its territory. At the same time, the support of the project from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany does not in any way affect the state's foreign policy towards Russia, it remains unchanged.
Earlier it was reported that the administration of American President Joe Biden expressed concerns about the introduction of tougher actions on the project, since feared to anger Germany, which is “an important European ally in the fight against climate change and to limit China's growing influence in the world.” Therefore, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken decided to lift the sanctions for the certification of Nord Stream 2.