Ukraine: Nord Stream 2 a ‘dangerous geopolitical weapon’
28 August 2021 | 12:14 pm
Germany's chancellor has met with the Ukrainian president as the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline complicates relations. Ukraine currently makes billions for allowing Russian gas to transit the country.
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