He said the Kremlin viewed the US's objections to the new pipeline project were part of its strategy to force Europe to buy costlier liquefied natural gas from its own shores, the report added. Many critics also point out that Washington is trying to "squeeze" the supply of its LNG to the Europe, which is more high-priced than the Russian one and goes through the pipeline.
The Trudeau government and the Trump administration have found common ground at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit - shared concern over a proposed Russian pipeline that would cross through the Baltic Sea into Germany.
"We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all these countries (via Nato)". "You take a look at some of the countries - they won't accept it (Nord Stream-2), because they don't want to be captive to Russian Federation".
"The question is what happens to Germany's gas imports when the Netherlands stops exporting its gas".
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Japan, with the world's third-largest economy, spends an even smaller share of its GDP on defense than Germany, 0.9 percent. Most nations are reluctant to commit major portions of their GDP annually to buying these pricey USA arms, however.
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"A "and the stream-2" is a tool in the hands of the Kremlin of waging a hybrid war". If it doesn't get cancelled, this opportunity will still present itself.
The Nord Stream and Turk Stream developments are controversial because they will connect Russian gas fields to the central European market, bypassing neighbors like Ukraine.
But he said the priority for now was to secure gas from the Caspian Sea region, while maintaining supplies of Russian gas through Ukrainian pipelines beyond 2019. "In theory, if you tried to imagine a scenario where all the imports from the Netherlands stopped altogether, and there was only Norway and Russian Federation left as sources of gas, then it's possible that Russian Federation basically increases its share up to 60-70%".
Democrats criticized President Donald Trump this week after he called Germany "a captive to Russia" over the Baltic Sea pipeline project - even though prominent Democrats John Kerry and Joe Biden have expressed the same concerns.