Germany suspends Nordstream 2


Germany will put an immediate halt on the certification of the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced after Moscow recognized the two breakaway Donbass regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Scholz said that green light cannot be given for the pipeline to begin pumping supplies in the light of the current standoff between Russia and Ukraine.