During a meeting held last Monday between US President Joe Biden and Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Scholz in Washington, Biden announced that he would bring an end to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the event that Russia invades its neighbor, Ukraine.
The very confident Biden stated that “If Russia invades, that means tanks or troops crossing the border of Ukraine, then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”
A journalist then asked Biden how the US would exactly cancel the Nord Stream 2 specifically, with him responding that “I promise you we will be able to do it.”
However, Scholz, who was previously facing stringent criticism toward his inaction or lack of an active role toward the Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, did not mention the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline and instead opted to make vague unity statements with the United States to show its camaraderie.