The US Department of State said in Washington, the European states would have to rethink the support of the project led by the Russian Gazprom Group. The US has long criticized the gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea. – The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin told the „Bild“ newspaper that a policy of calming the aggressor Russia was not effective but threatening. Ukraine fears that due to the pipeline it will pay less transit fees.
Criticism also comes from the Greens. The party leader Baerbock told the newspaper „Die Welt“ that the federal government must give the controversial gas pipeline a political rejection. At least a moratorium on the construction and planning is necessary until the conflict in the Sea of Azov is resolved and the Minsk Agreement is adhered to. For President Putin „Nordstream 2“ is a lucrative prestige object.