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Lavrov: Nord Stream 2 is not political tool

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pointed out on Tuesday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project should not be used as a tool in "political games."

Moscow shares its European partners' view that the project is "purely commercial," he also said. The United States' imposition of their more expensive liquefied gas on Europe under the pretext of ensuring the continent's energy security represents a deceptive practice aiming to harm Russian competitors, Lavrov added.

Speaking on possible unilateral US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2, Russia's top diplomat noted that "only the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council are legitimate" and that "everything else is attempting to undermine international law and to undermine the principles of the UN Charter."

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