Maas Allowed the Suspension of Nord Stream 2 as a Reaction to the Incident with Navalny
OREANDA-NEWS. The German authorities are considering all options, including the suspension of the construction of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, in response to the incident with Aleksey Navalny. This was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the air of the television channel ZDF. At the same time, the politician noted that the decision on the project will depend on Russia.
“We will put all the options on the agenda and make a decision at the appropriate time,” Maas said. “Russia, having taken part in the investigation [Of the incident with Navalny. – Ed.], can contribute to the fact that such a decision [To suspend the construction of Nord Stream 2. – Ed.] is not taken,” the Minister added. “We cannot say that since the sanctions are not in effect, then there is no need to introduce any. Sometimes measures should be taken, thereby saying that we do not want to live in a world without rules,” the diplomat explained.