European Union may block "Nord stream-2": Russian politician gave the explanation

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But Trump's harsh criticism of Germany echoes statements from USA officials from past administrations, including Kerry himself, according to recently resurfaced videos, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"The United States does not support pipelines such as Nord Stream 2 and a multi-line Turk Stream that will only increase reliance on a single source of supply", Perry told reporters.

Most Eastern European countries have expressed their concern over the pipeline project over the years, claiming it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russian Federation will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe.

Trump - who advocates increasing U.S. liquified natural gas exports - said "Germany got rid of their coal plants, they got rid of their nuclear, they're getting so much of their oil and gas from Russian Federation". Russian President Vladimir Putin said later that the project's implementation did not imply the end of the Ukrainian gas transit if it proved economically feasible.

He also said that the project will make Germany dependent on Russian Federation. He said that the deal makes Germany convict to and absolutely administered by Russian Federation and he advocated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders to observe closely at it.

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The Kremlin has declared that Trump's political attacks on Nord Stream 2 are "unfair competition". "I do not think it's good, you do not work from a position of strength, you gave up all your power", Trump warned. Canada has been explicit in their global communications with many countries.

"It will be very beneficial for Ukraine". He said opposing the pipeline is not only in Canada's national security interest but its economic interest as well, because even if it lacks the capacity to ship gas to Europe, it keeps future markets open.

"We discussed it with Ukraine, [for example]". "So, Canada is clear with our partners about the concerns that we have with Nord Stream".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel - who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist East Germany - shot back at Trump.

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