Pam Barker | Director of the TLB Europe Reloaded Project
Poland is busily developing its pro-Washington credentials in the fields of energy and defense.
Having given the red carpet treatment yesterday and today to Donald Trump ahead of tomorrow’s G20 summit in Hamburg, highly pro-US Poland – one of the main recipients of Russian gas historically – is positioning itself not only as a client but a distributor of American LNG starting in 2018. This, just as Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline into the EU via Germany is being threatened by a US Senate bill imposing a variety of sanctions on Russia, still yet to be approved or not by Trump. Poland has also signed on the dotted line to receive a slew of US patriot missiles starting in 2022.
The ‘games’ are not likely to let up anytime soon …
Nord Stream-2 to Be Implemented Despite ‘Games’ Around It – Russia’s Envoy to EU
The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project will be implemented despite all the “games” surrounding it, Russia’s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He pointed out that the Nord Stream-2 was a commercial project.
“Despite all these games around the Nord Stream-2 project, it will be realized. It meets the interests of both Germany, in the first place, and the European economy in general,” Chizhov said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 channel.
“The Nord Stream-2 is not even an invention of the Russian side, not an invention of Gazprom. It’s an initiative of all partners,” Chizhov reminded viewers.