US, Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany

US, Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany:

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland on Saturday took a strong stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, saying it is part of a Kremlin scheme to politicize energy and undermine attempts to make Europe less dependent on Moscow.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Polish Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, after meeting in Warsaw, denounced the pipeline, which would bypass Poland and leave Central Europe vulnerable to Russian pressure.

H/t reader squodgy:

“Of course the US are upset, they’d got dollar signs in their eyes at the prospect of selling fracking gas to Germany. Money rules everything in America, and Germany got one over on Poland….so much for EU togetherness.”

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