Central Europe pleads for Biden to halt Russia-Germany gas pipeline

President Biden’s new signal that he will not impose stiff sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany has dismayed Central European officials, drawing a public appeal from officials who fear the growth of Moscow’s power.

“We call on U.S. President Joe Biden to use all means at his disposal to prevent the project from completion,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau wrote Monday in a joint Politico op-ed. “The West, led by the United States, cannot afford to cower in the face of blackmail that runs counter to everything that we stand for.”

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