Germany on Tuesday halted the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project, designed to double the flow of Russian gas direct to Germany, after Russia formally recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine. Europe’s most divisive energy project, worth $11 billion, was finished in September, but has stood idle pending certification by Germany and the European Union. Mr Zelenskyy said: “Ukraine welcomes to decisions made yesterday and today to introduce sanctions against the Russian federation by the European Union, the USA, the UK and Canada.
“We do expect further sanctions.
“It is also very important to see Germany’s decision to halt the approval of Nord Stream 2.
“It is very important to fully stop this project which is a weapon.
“Their weapon that is already being used against Ukraine, against the whole of Europe.”
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