Former Polish Foreign Minister Waszczykowski: Russia is using Nord Stream 2 to blackmail Europe
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Former Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski accused Russia of blackmail through Nord Stream 2. He believes that Russia is using the gas pipeline in a geopolitical game to blackmail Europe. The politician expressed his opinion in an interview with El Confidential.
The former foreign minister is convinced that Nord Stream 2 should be seen as a political tool. Waszczykowski links it to security issues and the situation in Ukraine.
“This is one of Russia's most aggressive tools for dominating Eastern Europe,” Waszczykowski said.
Earlier, columnists for the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said that the dependence of European countries on Russian gas and oil would not allow them to impose sanctions against Moscow in the event of a crisis in relations with the United States. Observers recalled that Russia has been the main energy supplier for Europe since the Soviet era. The authors of the material are convinced that after the launch of Nord Stream 2, Europe will become even more dependent on Moscow.