Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis proposed to the European Union to freeze the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline until the parliamentary elections in Russia. About it reports Reuters.
Landsbergis noted that the project is increasingly becoming the object of attention from European politicians in connection with the discussion of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to repressions against the opposition and the situation with politician Alexei Navalny. At the same time, Germany stands in defense of the gas pipeline, calling it exclusively commercial.
“Freezing could be a compromise,” said the Lithuanian minister.
He stressed that this is not about canceling the construction of the gas pipeline, but postponing it until the moment when the EU deals with the democratically elected government of the Russian Federation.