Denmark may not green-light Nord Stream 2 due to Russian aggression – Samuelsen

Denmark may not green-light Nord Stream 2 due to Russian aggression – Samuelsen

The Danish Energy Agency has not yet decided whether to allow a joint German-Russian gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, to pass through its territorial waters, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen has said.

According to the Associated Press, Samuelsen suggested that Moscow's continued aggression in Ukraine was making the project less likely to be approved.

The Danish Energy Agency is currently evaluating an application from Russia's state-owned Gazprom regarding the construction of the part of the pipeline passing through Denmark's territorial waters. If rejected, an alternate route would be more costly.

According to Samuelsen, once it's time for the government to decide, Copenhagen will evaluate "what is going on in Russia and the way that they treat Ukraine."

He also added that with ongoing aggression, Russia is "definitely not working in the interest of Denmark in general."

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