President of the United States of America Joe Biden said that Washington and Berlin will defend the transatlantic aspirations of Ukraine as well. Joe Biden made this statement following talks at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“Our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity continues, as does our support for the importance of reforms and transatlantic aspirations,” the White House chief said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union intends to monitor Russia’s fulfillment of its obligations on gas transit through Ukraine.
She specified that the EU has a sufficient number of instruments that can be applied in case of Moscow’s violation of the conditions of transit.
“We all, including our profile agencies, are talking about what possibilities for reaction we have. I hope it doesn’t come to that,” Merkel noted.
U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted that the countries’ positions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline still differ.
“We have different assessments of what this project entails,” she explained.
For his part, the head of the White House also said that “good friends can differ in their views.
Meanwhile, the leaders of both states agreed that Ukraine must remain a gas transit country.
There was no point in imposing new sanctions against the participants in the Nord Stream 2 project (Nord Stream 2). The pipeline is almost completed, said Biden.
The German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe is going to prove in court that the foundation associated with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline does not comply with the declared status. The environmentalists are preparing a lawsuit in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
DUH spokesman announced this after the previous day the administrative court in Schwerin rejected the claim of the organization. In the lawsuit challenged the public benefit status of the foundation.
This status, which is set by the tax office, is an important component of any public organization in Germany and allows it to receive donations that sponsors can use to reduce taxes.
DUH’s next step will be a lawsuit before Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s highest administrative court in Graiswald. The head of Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Sascha Müller-Krenner, said the case involves a “fake foundation” that deceives citizens by claiming to be engaged in climate protection.
In fact, she said, the foundation is “pushing, by all means, Europe’s largest project in the field of traditional energy sources.
According to the plans of the land authorities, the fund is supposed to purchase equipment and materials necessary to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline quickly and stockpile and transfer them to the project, thereby putting the supplying firms and contractors out of danger of sanctions.