Washington- The U.S. and Germany signed an agreement to enable a long-lasting, knotty battle between other maverick allies to complete the $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Confirmed on Wednesday, the Washington-Berlin agreement aims to invest well over €200 million both in energy security and in sustainable energy throughout Europe, in Ukraine.
“Should Russia attempt to use energy as a weapon or commit further aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take action at the national level and press for effective measures at the European level, including sanctions to limit Russian export capabilities to Europe in the energy sector,” said a senior State Department personnel.
On the condition of anonymity, the Senior State Department official has also added that the U.S. will continue to have the power to impose sanctions in the event that Russia generates power as a tool of coercion.
The official noted that the United States and Germany “resolutely committed themselves to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and thus closely discussed with Kyiv on this issue.