Kremlin rejects Trump's description of Germany as Russian 'captive'

US President Donald Trump joins European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May French President Emmanuel Macron for a “family

"We have been clear that firms working in the Russian energy export pipeline sector are engaging in a line of business that carries sanctions risk", said a spokesman for the US State Department.

"Nord stream-2", which may not happen if the Europeans will take a rational position in the United States, and common sense will prevail.

Nord Stream II "is an example of European countries supplying funds to Russian Federation, which can be used against the security of Poland", Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said yesterday.

"As for Germany's dependence (on Russia) as a major gas buyer we can not agree with this premise", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call when asked about Trump's comments. And then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal (Nord Stream 2) with Russian Federation where they're paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russian Federation.

The head of the Polish president's National Security Bureau, Paweł Soloch, said that US President Donald Trump's opinion "is important if the project is to be blocked".

Mr Trump said to Stoltenberg that "When Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russian Federation".

The Kremlin has declared that Trump's political attacks on Nord Stream 2 are "unfair competition".

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"The president. thinks Nord Stream 2 is not in the EU's best interest and my bet is he'll be more than happy to tell President Putin that, straight to his face", he said.

Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, said he was "very pleased" with Freeland's statement Wednesday.

Pointing to conflict between Russian Federation and Georgia a decade ago, which threatened the 1,099-mile Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Healy Baumgardner, a global fossil fuel adviser and the former press secretary for the Energy Department under President George W. Bush, told UPI it's naïve to try to decouple energy from political issues.

"We discussed it with Ukraine, [for example]".

He also added that during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit the issue of the Nord Stream 2 project took a significant part of the discussion during his bilateral meetings with the heads of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states.

"I've experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union", she said.

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