(RoyalPatriot.com )- Mantas Adomenas, the foreign affairs vice-minister for Lithuania, recently warned the United States that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline could eventually put Ukraine in danger and make it easier for Russian President Vladimir Putin to send in troops and claim the territory as his own.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was chosen over the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada by President Joe Biden, could potentially pose a danger to NATO, Ukraine, and even the European Union if Adomenas is to be believed.
He made the comments during an interview with Newsweek, explaining how Russian-backed separatists in the east of Ukraine could benefit from the European Union becoming increasingly dependent on Russia for energy. He explained how that dependence could be used by Russia to urge the EU and Western nations to stand down as he sends in troops to Ukraine and annex the country in the same way he did the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
“The fact that the project is going ahead is quite deplorable,” Adomenas said in the interview.
The Nord Stream 2 is an $11 billion project that is going ahead despite objections from several European nations and even a number of successive U.S. administrations. Instead of working with Canada to develop a better energy relationship, President Joe Biden seemed to favor the deal with Russia.
Former President Donald Trump warned about this, so maybe that’s why Biden seems to be less concerned about it going ahead.
Fears that President Putin may shut off the current route through Ukraine are rising, as such a move would deny the Ukrainian government billions of dollars in transit fees and undermine the country’s strategic importance to the European Union.
Crickets from the Biden admin on this…