German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that they have canceled the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine.
“That sounds technical, but it is the necessary administrative step so there can be no certification of the pipeline and without this certification, Nord Stream 2 cannot begin operating,” said Scholz.
Despite being finished, Scholz said the government had decided to “reassess” the certification of Nord Stream 2 which has not started pumping oil yet.
Scholz explained that it was important to sanction Russia amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine’s separatist regions.
“These are difficult hours for Europe and almost 80 years after the end of the Second World War, we might see a new war in Eastern Europe,” he warned, adding: “It is our task to avert such a disaster and I call upon Russia once more to contribute their share,” said Scholz.
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