Pipeline will pump Russian gas to Germany, nearing completion Germany, US have agreed deal to help protect Ukraine interests Merkel says Germany has tools to act if unhappy with Russia Kyiv says unclear if Moscow will fulfil its obligations BERLIN/KYIV, July 22 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want. Ukraine has long opposed the nearly completed $11 billion project which will take Russian gas to Germany because it will give Moscow the theoretical option to stop routing gas via Ukraine, a move that would deprive Kyiv of billions of dollars […]