Candidate for deputy head of the Pentagon says Nord Stream-2 will strengthen Russia’s influence

The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline will strengthen Russia’s influence over US allies. This opinion was expressed by the candidate for the post of US Undersecretary of Defense for Political Affairs Colin Cole, speaking in the Senate Armed Services Committee at a meeting to consider his candidacy.

“I share the point of view about the need to stop the gas pipeline project. “Nord Stream-2″ worries us extremely, it will in some way put others in energy dependence on Russia. This will extend Russia’s influence to some of our close allies”, – he argued.

“If I am approved in the position, I will continue to raise this issue”.

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