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Merkel Demands Gas Must Flow Through Ukraine After Pipeline

  • Chancellor offers Ukraine reassurance over Nord Stream 2
  • Merkel comments as she starts talks with Ukraine’s Zelenskiy
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe will do everything in its power to ensure that gas supplies continue to flow through Ukraine even after the construction of the disputed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Germany and Russia.

The promise was a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to use the almost-completed pipeline as a political weapon three days before the German leader holds talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, who has criticized the project.