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6/5, 11:21 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Germany: US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 against int'l law

German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr (pictured) described on Saturday the United States' sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as contradicting international law.

"At the moment, important negotiations between the American and German governments are ongoing, which include the topic of Nord Stream 2, but our stance on the matter is clear, and it will not change: we are convinced that the energy security of Europe, as well as European energy policy, should be determined by Europeans only, and not by foreigners," the ambassador said.

Washington recently sanctioned three more Russian firms linked to the construction of the Nord Stream 2, despite Germany's opposition. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin remarked that the building of the pipeline is almost finished.

Breaking the News / JR