. Nord Stream 2: Russia must not use gas pipeline as weapon, says Merkel « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC-German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine.

Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project.

Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which he says threatens Ukraine’s security.

Ukraine fears that the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will tighten Moscow’s grip over the region’s energy supply and strengthen its influence.

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