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U.S., Germany Warn Russia in Draft Nord Stream 2 Accord

  • Germany would take national action if Russia cut off Ukraine
  • Deal ambiguous to avoid giving Russia road map: U.S. official
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The U.S. and Germany are close to a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would threaten sanctions and other retaliation if Russia tries to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine, according to a draft text obtained by Bloomberg News.

Under the agreement, Germany would take unspecified national action if Russia commits such actions, a decision that may mark a concession from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had previously balked at making independent moves against the Kremlin over the gas pipeline that will run from Russia to Germany.