In an interview with Welt TV, the new adviser was asked if he would decide to use the Nord Stream 2 situation as a form of pressure on the Kremlin, and said that there would definitely be “consequences” for the gas pipeline.
“We have a very clear vision. We want everyone to respect border safety“Everyone knows there will be consequences if that happens,” Schulz said.
AFP remember it Nord Stream 2’s launch still requires the latest permission from German authorities.
“We need to act in the near future in such a way as to ensure that the situation (in Ukraine) remains as is, that is, that the borders remain intact,” the chancellor said.
Earlier on Wednesday, the French diplomat also threatened Russia with “serious and strategic consequences” if it attacked the “territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
Joe Biden spoke with Vladimir Putin
AFP reports that on Tuesday, after US President Joe Biden spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the Kremlin had received a warning. If there is a new Russian invasion of Ukraine, then The United States may ban Nord Stream 2.
In such a situation, Biden also threatened that the United States would impose severe sanctions, send more weapons to Ukraine and strengthen the eastern flank of NATO.
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