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US Backs Trudeau on Returning Sanctioned Nord Stream Turbine

The gas receiving compressor station of the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany.

The gas receiving compressor station of the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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The US government backed Canada’s decision to export sanctioned pipeline equipment to Germany, arguing the move will help shore up European energy security.

Monday’s comment by the State Department gives a diplomatic boost to Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. His government has come under withering criticism from Ukraine and its large diaspora in Canada for agreeing to ship back gear that had been stranded in Montreal since fresh sanctions were imposed last month.