Highlights Pipeline will be part of sanctions response: Germany Russia-Ukraine standoff roils global energy markets The US will block the startup of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany if Russia invades Ukraine, a top State Department official said Jan. 27, putting a finer point on similar threats made by the Biden administration in recent months. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,” Victoria Nuland, under secretary for political affairs, told reporters during a briefing. Nuland said the US was continuing to have “strong and clear conversations” with Germany over the future of the 55 Bcm/year project that has been built but not yet certified to start up. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said earlier Jan. 27 that Western sanctions against Nord Stream 2 would be […]