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German Chancellor Candidate Threatens Sanctions if Russia 'Uses Nord Stream 2 Against Ukraine'

The Nord Stream 2 project is a system of offshore gas pipelines, running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. The United States and a number of European countries have voiced opposition to the pipeline, saying that it would increase Europe’s dependence on Moscow.

Germany Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has threatened to sanction Russia if the Kremlin uses Nord Stream 2 as a geopolitical weapon against Ukraine. In an interview with the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia's minister-president said that Ukraine’s security and sovereignty must be a priority for Berlin’s policy.

"Should Russia again commit aggressive acts against Ukraine, Germany will take measures at the national level and advocate punitive measures in the European Union,” Laschet said, warning the Kremlin against “breaking international law, attacking Western democracies with hybrid means or violating basic human and civil rights” in their own country.

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