After meeting in Paris with French leader Emmanuel Macron, newly elected Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky went to Berlin, where he was honored by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The US Senate for the first time drafted a bill on direct sanctions against Europe. The reason is the refusal to comply with the requirement to cease participation in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 Russian gas pipeline.
Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states.
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell again threatened sanctions against German companies for participating in the Nord Stream 2 project.
For two months, there was talk that the European Union could subordinate Nord Stream 2 to the Third Energy Package, which in 2014 ditched South Stream. The European Commission proposed amendments to the gas directive.
The United States continues to regard the Nord Stream 2 project as a political project, with the help of which Russia will allegedly put pressure on the whole of Europe.