German Defense Minister says ‘Nord Stream 2’ sanctions possible due to Navalny’s poisoning

In a recent interview with Reuters, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said she was ready to discuss sanctions against Russia on the Nord Stream-2 project over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, DW.com writes.

“I’ve always said that Nord Stream 2 is not my favorite project. “It has always been obvious to me that it is necessary to take into account the legitimate security interests of the countries of Central Europe and Ukraine,” said the Minister of Defense.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer stressed that Germany would take further steps depending on how Moscow acts.

“The proven use of chemical weapons raises very serious questions for the Russian leadership. The world is waiting for answers to them,” said the German Defense Minister.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted that she did not consider it right to link Navalny’s poisoning with the fate of the Nord Stream 2 project. The head of the parliamentary committee on foreign policy, Norbert Röttgen, called for a reconsideration of gas supplies from Russia to Germany and a refusal to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2.

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