Austria’s president wants Nord Stream 2 completed, says it’s a ‘commercial project’ with no connection to Navalny incident

Austrian President Alexander

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen says he is against the idea of blocking Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline over the situation with the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

“I emphasize that personally I do not see any connection between the case with Navalny and Nord Stream 2,” he said on Tuesday following talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Vienna. “For me Nord Stream 2 is a commercial project that essentially concerns Russia, Ukraine and European partners,” Van der Bellen added.

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