07:44, 19.08.21 – UNIAN
On July 21, the United States and Germany reached an agreement on Nord Stream-2.
Events in Afghanistan have dramatically changed the agenda of talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This was stated on Wednesday in Berlin by the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, quoted by DW .
Now the situation in Afghanistan will become one of the central topics of negotiations between the countries. The parties will also discuss the situation in Donbass and Belarus.
Seibert claims that the issue of maintaining gas transit through Ukraine is also important for Merkel.
Merkel will visit Putin on August 20 and then meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on August 22.
It was previously claimed that Berlin and Moscow were going to discuss Donbass and gas issues, including the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.
In Kyiv, the Chancellor will meet with Zelensky and Prime Minister Shmygal. At the same time, the president is going to present her with the Order of Freedom . Countries must raise economic issues and the course of reforms.
Germany participates in the peaceful process of resolving the situation in Donbass – is a member of the Normandy format of negotiations (Berlin, Kiev, Paris, Moscow).
Nord Stream-2 : What is known
On July 21, the United States and Germany reached an agreement on Nord Stream-2. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties promise to control Russia’s actions so that it does not use Nord Stream-2 for its own political purposes.
Germany undertakes to use all available means of influence to allow the extension of the agreement with Russia on gas transit through Ukraine for up to ten years. Negotiations on this issue should begin as soon as possible, but no later than 1 September.
In addition, Germany and the United States will encourage and support investments in the Green Fund for Ukraine of at least $ 1 billion.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction and operation of two branches 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 founder of Nord Stream 2 AG is Russia’s Gazprom. The project is funded by European companies – French Engie, Austrian OMV, British-Dutch Shell, German Uniper and Wintershall.
The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline has already been built by 98%. The new pipeline bypassing Ukraine was planned to be completed by the end of 2019, along with the already existing Nord Stream-1.
Construction of the pipeline was suspended due to US sanctions against contractors, but resumed in February 2021. Nord Stream 2 AG decided to complete it on their own.
“Talk about future talks.”
Yep, have a meeting to have a meeting…and hope everyone thinks we’re working….
“Events in Afghanistan have dramatically changed the agenda of talks between Merkel and Putin.”
Even though Afghanistan has nothing to do with Germany or Russia. Any questions?…….
Germany had a military base in Afghanistan. 😀
Their smiles made possible by an utterly worthless US president. Thanks for nothing, Joe, you scumbucket.
Let’s put 2 and 2 together.
Biden cancels US gas production and helps Putin produce more.
Biden was a no-show when Putin surrounded Ukraine weeks ago
Biden got 10% of Hunter’s rubles from the former Moscow mayor’s wife
Biden got 10% of Hunter’s stealings in Ukraine on the gas board.
Biden leaves Afghanistan so quickly it looks like orders from someone.
The world now knows for sure that Biden is helping Putin and is very, very weak. This will be a dark time for the good folks in the world, evil has the green light. Or as the saying goes, “Evil thrives when good men sit and do nothing.”
What could be worse as president than slow Joe? A chimpanzee. No, wait, a chimp would probably not forget what states he’s in like Joe has done numerous times. Biden is the epitome of dreadfulness.
Maybe they will meet up at Gazprom meetings when the Stasi bitch gets her new job alongside Schroeder.
She’s an idiot and now everyone will know what she says to Zelensky is an order from Putin. You’re right, besides having nothing to do with what Zelensky wanted it looks like Merkel’s final orders while in office.