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    Acknowledging the useless virtues of sanctions and reaching an agreement on the "Beixi-2" natural gas pipeline project

    • Last Update: 2021-07-27
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      The US and German governments announced on the 21st that they have reached an agreement on the "Beixi-2" natural gas pipeline project.
    The United States will not impose more sanctions to block the construction of the project.
    The United States and Germany agree to other means to ensure the "energy security" of Ukraine and Europe.
    "Threat" by Russia

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      [The United States "does not obstruct" Germany as a guarantee]

      [The United States "does not obstruct" Germany as a guarantee]

      A senior U.
    S.
    State Department official told reporters that the U.
    S.
    and Germany have "significant differences" over the "Beixi-2" project.
    Although the U.
    S.
    still opposes the project, "it is determined that sanctions will not be able to prevent its construction and endanger its construction.
    (U.
    S.
    ) Vital allies relations with Germany, the European Union and other European countries"

    .

      The official said that the United States and Germany have negotiated to determine a series of measures to deal with the "energy security risks" that this project poses to Ukraine and some North Atlantic Treaty Organization and EU member states
    .

      Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the 21st at an appointment to discuss the issue of extending the gas transit agreement between Russia and Ukraine after 2024
    .
    Putin reiterated that "Beixi-2" is a commercial project and will help consolidate energy security in Germany and the European Union

    .

      The "Beixi-2" natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea bottom can double the amount of natural gas exported from Russia to Germany and export it to other European countries
    .
    Over 90% of the pipeline laying has been completed and is expected to be completed before the end of August

    .

      The United States calls it Russia’s “geo-strategic” project, making Europe too dependent on Russian energy supplies, threatening European energy security, and Russia may stop supplying gas to Europe via Ukraine, resulting in threats to Uzbekistan’s energy supply and loss of “transit fees”.
    Income

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    The Russian side pointed out that the US’s obstruction of the “Beixi-2” project is intended to squeeze Russia’s share of the energy market and attempt to sell more US natural gas to Europe at high prices

    .

      The US-Germany joint statement on the 21st announced a number of measures on how to ensure the "energy security" of Ukraine and Europe after the "Beixi-2" gas pipeline is put into use
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    The statement said that once Russia “attempts to use energy as a weapon or further aggressive actions against Ukraine”, Germany will take action and promote the European level to take “effective measures” against Russia, including sanctions, to weaken Russia’s energy and Export capacity of other economic sectors to Europe

    .

      The statement said that the United States and Germany believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and Europe to maintain Ukraine’s status as a natural gas transit country.
    Germany has promised to "use all available means" to facilitate the extension of the Russia-Ukraine natural gas transit agreement for up to 10 years after its expiration in 2024

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      At the same time, the German side promised to set up a "Ukraine Green Fund" to raise at least US$1 billion to help Ukraine achieve energy transition, improve energy efficiency, and strengthen energy security
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    Germany will inject at least US$175 million in initial capital, and the United States will participate in the form of "technical assistance and policy support

    .
    "

      In addition, Germany will initiate a plan to ensure Ukraine’s energy security.
    Once Russia stops supplying gas to Ukraine in the future, it will ensure the “return” of natural gas to Ukraine; Germany will also help Ukraine connect to the European power grid and strengthen Ukraine’s important infrastructure.
    Network security

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    The senior U.
    S.
    State Department official said that the size of the program is 60 million U.
    S.
    dollars

    .

      German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued a statement stating that Germany and the United States have reached a "constructive solution" and that "we will ensure the (continued) transit of natural gas through Ukraine in the next 10 years"
    .

      [Ukraine is still dissatisfied with Russia's opinions]

      [Ukraine is still dissatisfied with Russia's opinions]

      The Ukrainian side expressed dissatisfaction
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    The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Poland jointly issued a statement, declaring that the U.
    S.
    decision "brought political, military and energy threats to Ukraine and Central Europe.
    .
    .
    to prolong the differences between NATO and EU member states" and that the U.
    S.
    proposal "is not effective enough.
    " Contain various threats caused by'Beixi-2'"

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      Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that he will have a "frank" discussion with US President Joseph Biden on the "Beixi-2" next month
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    The White House announced on the 21st that Biden will meet Zelensky at the White House on August 30 to discuss energy security cooperation

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      The Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said in a statement that the US-Germany joint statement used a "hostile tone" against Russia, "completely contrary to" the spirit of Putin and Biden's meeting in June
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    Russia is Europe and other regions, the "reliable" energy partner, "not the energy as a tool for political pressure"

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