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Merkel humiliated Biden with the decision on the Nord Stream 2

Instead of supporting the rest of the West in the confrontation with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel humiliated US President Joe Biden, publicist Andreas Kluth writes in an article for Bloomberg.

The author considers the refusal of the German politician to meet Washington's demands about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline “at least an inch” as a manifestation of a disdainful attitude towards the American leader.

“By stubbornly supporting the Russian pipeline, Angela Merkel has failed the United States and Europe and left only bad options for her successor,” Kluth believes.

In his opinion, Poland, the Baltic States, France, and the European Union see a “geopolitical threat” from the Russian project.

“Nevertheless, the Germans continue to hide their heads in the sand, like geopolitical ostriches. Incredibly, Merkel calls the project purely commercial, which is better left to the private sector, " the article says.

Kluth claims that the persistent defense of the Nord Stream 2 will be a” stain on the reputation “of Merkel since her position “repels” the United States and European partners and demonstrates the “hypocrisy of the country”.

The publicist concluded that during the upcoming meeting with Biden, the German Chancellor will have to offer ideas on how to deal with “the geopolitical mess that she has arranged.”

Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of two strands of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The project is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the EU, as well as Ukraine and several European countries. Washington imposed sanctions against the gas pipeline in December 2019.

Moscow has repeatedly called for stopping mentioning the pipeline in the context of any politicization since it is a commercial project that benefits both Russia and the European Union.

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