US, German regimes near “deal” on Nord Stream 2

Source: Danbury News-Times

“The Biden administration has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany over a controversial Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline that is vehemently opposed by Ukraine and Poland as well as both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Congressional aides briefed on the outlines of the deal said it would allow the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline without either Germany or Russia facing new U.S. sanctions. In return, the U.S. and Germany will make certain concessions to Ukraine and Poland, although it was not immediately clear if those would be welcomed.” [editor’s note: In what universe is the pipeline the business of any regime whose turf it doesn’t run over or under? – TLK] (07/20/21)