Ukraine opposes the North Stream 2 project. The new pipline will transport gas to Europe through the Baltic Sea. It would replace the transit via Ukraine.
The German decision to back the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal comes after the US pressured Europe to buy more of its gas. There is no guarantee a German LNG terminal would exclusively import US gas.
The Polish leader said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, meant to transport Russian gas to Germany, would upset the "energy balance." He also called it a threat to central and eastern European countries.
Poland is replacing its Russian gas with imports from the US and Norway. The move could help cement US military security promises, but what price is Warsaw willing to pay as Berlin goes ahead with its Russian gas plans?
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