Polish Ambassador to the United States Piotr Wilczek and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz have responded to Politico’s information that part of EU countries have spoken out against American sanctions on the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Ted Cruz wrote on Twitter, “As I said yesterday, there’s an enormous amount of disinfo being peddled about Nord Stream 2. There’s campaign saying our Euro allies are suddenly in favor of Putin’s pipeline. And as I said yesterday it’s not going to work because that’s not true and our allies will just say so.” The Senator co-drafted sanctions against Nord Stream 2.
This was in response to observations made by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, who on Twitter criticized the Politico article, quoted by BiznesAlert.pl: “Indeed, the @politico article is grossly misleading in stating that 24 MS criticize US sanctions on NS2.” This sentiment was echoed by the Estonian Ambassador to the United States, Jonathan Vseviow, who argued that his country did not defend Nord Stream 2 against U.S. sanctions. “Last week’s videoconference was not an act of opposition by the 24 countries that participated,” he stated, referring to talks held among the EU Foreign Ministers on the situation in Belarus. Ukrainian Naftogaz joined the discussion, recalling that in 2018-19, the European Parliament recognized the Nord Stream 2 project as a threat to the European Union’s energy security that must be stopped.