U.S. Allegedly Urges Ukraine To Keep Quiet On Nord Stream 2, As Deal With Germany Draws Nearer

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U.S. Allegedly Urges Ukraine To Keep Quiet On Nord Stream 2, As Deal With Germany Draws Nearer

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U.S. is allegedly asking Ukraine to “keep quiet” in regard to Nord Stream 2, while it attempts to strike some sort of deal with Germany, Politico reported.

Unnamed U.S. officials allegedly signaled that they’ve given up on stopping the project, known as the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

They are now scrambling to “contain the damage” by striking a grand bargain with Germany.

The deal allegedly, holds that Germany would take unspecified national action if Russia commits such actions, a decision that may mark a concession from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had previously balked at making independent moves against the Kremlin over the gas pipeline that will run from Russia to Germany.

If Russia attempted to use energy as a weapon or commit aggression against Ukraine, Germany would take action itself while also pressing for measures at the European level, including sanctions to limit Russia’s energy exports, according to the accord.

The Politico report is entirely based on anonymous claims, and “US officials” who remain unmentioned.

According to the outlet, Biden administration officials have quietly urged their Ukrainian counterparts to withhold criticism of a forthcoming agreement with Germany involving the pipeline, according to four people with knowledge of the conversations.

The U.S. officials have indicated that going public with opposition to the forthcoming agreement could damage the Washington-Kyiv bilateral relationship, according to the sources.

In ongoing talks with Germany, U.S. officials are trying to limit the risks the pipeline will present to Ukraine and to European energy security, the key unnamed official told POLITICO.

American and German officials are in talks about the pipeline and its impact on Ukraine, the anonymous source added. They are looking for ways to reduce the damage it does to the young democracy.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last month that the pipeline’s completion is a fait accompli. The senior administration official said the U.S. has concluded that sanctions will not be able to block the pipeline’s completion.

Another unnamed source close to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kiev’s position is that U.S. sanctions could still stop completion of the project, if only the Biden administration had the will to use them at the construction and certification stages. That person said Kiev remains staunchly opposed to the project.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration gave Zelensky a date for a meeting at the White House with the president later this summer, according to a senior administration official.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been a point of contention in U.S.-Germany relations for years.

Nearly complete, the pipeline under the Baltic Sea is seen in Berlin as key to its energy security and in Moscow as a way to expand influence in Europe while filling its coffers.

Some, like former top Pentagon official for Ukraine policy Evelyn Farkas, said she would’ve “preferred” the Biden administration “wait for after the elections in Germany” before making this deal.

Many in Washington continue to oppose the pipeline over concerns it mainly benefits Russia, and both Democrats and Republicans have urged the Biden administration to block Nord Stream 2’s completion.

In May, the administration waived congressionally mandated sanctions on the pipeline because they argued such measures would harm U.S.-German relations, earning Biden and his team a strong rebuke from normally friendly political allies.

“The administration has said that the pipeline is a bad idea and that it is a Russian malign influence project,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said at the time. “I share that sentiment, but fail to see how [the waiver] decision will advance U.S. efforts to counter Russian aggression in Europe.”

Ukraine fears that a completed Nord Stream 2 will minimize its role as a transit nation for energy flowing from Russia into Europe. German officials, meanwhile, have tried unsuccessfully to reassure Kyiv.

“For us, Ukraine is and will remain a transit country even once Nord Stream 2 is completed,” Merkel said last week during a press conference alongside Zelensky in Berlin. “There are big worries about this on the Ukrainian side and we take those seriously,” she continued, adding “the European Union and Germany will see to it that this continues in the future beyond 2024.”

The Politico report is entirely based on anonymous sources – in the Biden Administration, in various branches of US government, in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surroundings and so on.

Whether any of that is factual and Kiev will indeed keep quiet in regard to a possible US-Germany deal and Nord Stream 2 is debatable and quite dubious.


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Ukraine identified as a young democracy. That’s truly hilarious. This is even better than Benny Hill.


Indeed,i have never seen a democracy where SS criminals are celebrated.

Marco Polo

Russia under Vladimir Putin condones the Red Army and NKVD, the KGB, et al. Between the “Axis” and All-Lies, Germany and its allies were certainly more honourable by comparison to the true Axis so-called “Allies”. So no the SS aren’t celebrated by Ukraine’s establishment either, they do not follow their example.

The Soviet Union was the splitting image of what you were brainwashed to believe about “Nazi” Germany, all you know is the hysterical caricature that is only a creation of vitriolic war propaganda.

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Last edited 2 months ago by Marco Polo

“U.S. is allegedly asking Ukraine to “keep quiet” in regard to Nord Stream 2, while it attempts to strike some sort of deal with Germany”

No, that is wrong and needs correction:

“U.S. is telling Ukraine to STFU in regard to Nord Stream 2, while it attempts to repair the damage caused by the arrogant demands on Germany to place their interests a distant second behind the expectation of unconditional odebience towards their Masters in Imperial Washington.”

Thats better.

Lone Ranger

Oy vey not even big pimp daddy supports Ukropisstan…
Oy oy…

Lone Ranger

CIAtrolls and Ukropnazis will cry and rage 🤗


The Waffen SS were the epitome of democracy, according to Amerikastan, then?


“to reassure Kyiv.” wtf is Kyiv? it’s Kiev in english (and in russian?) so SF stop imitating western media, they started with Kyiviviv after Maidan to appease psychos from KIEV.

Last edited 2 months ago by Max

They either should spell it Kiev or start calling the country Ukraïna. They can’t have it both ways.

Peter Wallace

The US has been against this for decades as they feared a closer Russia – Germany relationship. With Germany as the European leader there was also the fear that Germany could lead other European nations into closer relations with Russia at the expense of the US. That is why the US has been against the pipeline from concept day. Telling Germany they must take American gas at 3 times the price shipped across the world instead of being delivered by a pipeline was not the deal maker the Yanks wanted.


Anglo-US leadership axis have been trying to keep apart any real German-Russian trade link up/ full scale Continental partnership for over a century now. The combination of German industry and Russian resources would absolutely dominate Continental economic block and well beyond. And it scared UK-US axis as far back turn of twentieth century. As the most identifiable and serious threat to the (then) combined UK and US industrial and financial global dominance, and whilst UK power has wilted in that axis since, the German-Russian power prospect still scares Anglo-US leadership axis today.

Marco Polo

Anglo [Norman] elites lost their power after WW2, the “Anglos” you speak of are heeb bastards. You essentially scapegoat them for jews. Stop your nonsense!

For example, the scapegoat sacrificial ritual to absolve the jews of all their sins: https://odysee.com/@KnowMoreNews:1/Jewish-Blood-Magic-720:9

One of the root causes for jewish untrustworthiness is their custom of the vow breaking Kol Nidre prayer: https://odysee.com/@SurvivingWeimerika:f/Benjamin-Freedman's-Speech-Regarding-the-Kol-Nidre:1

After what Bolshevik Russia had done to Germany, they have no reason to trust a jewish controlled Russia again. The 1.5 million Volga Germans killed under the USSR notwithstanding, along with the 500,000 Volga Germans killed under the Tsar. With jews you lose! You either fight them or perish, never ever befriend them and certainly do not EVER trust them!
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Marco Polo

Russia still relies too much on oil and mineral export, it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Nord Stream goes to show how much Russia economically relies on Europe. As a person, you don’t know what war is and come across like an adolescent.

Last edited 2 months ago by Marco Polo

Translation: Shut it vassal – we are in desperation mode here…