Germany does not intend to the move will cut off gas supplies from Russia via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline or even move to direct threats, preferring to use EU sanctions as a tool to put pressure on Moscow. Bloomberg reported, citing its sources. At the same time, it is assumed that neither the position of the United States nor the fact that the Chancellor will be replaced in Germany in September has much influence on this policy.
The publication states that practically all the country's political forces are in favor of putting the gas pipeline into operation.
The Financial Times previously expressed the view that the agreement between Germany and the United States on Joint Undertaking-2 “is wrong at all levels.”