Highlights US, Germany reach deal on mitigating pipeline impact Ukraine President to visit Washington on Aug. 30 ‘No agreement on Ukraine without Ukraine’: Vitrenko US and German measures designed to help prevent Russia from using the almost-complete Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a “weapon” are insufficient to counter the project’s security threat, the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Poland said late July 21. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now A joint agreement announced by Washington and Berlin includes provisions to help secure the future role of Ukraine as a transit country for Russian gas as well as pledges on potential sanctions against Moscow should it “misuse” Nord Stream 2 to achieve “aggressive political ends.” The project’s opponents say the 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 will increase Europe’s dependence on a single route and source of gas, and would potentially deprive Ukraine and […]