Germany Warns Putin It Could Halt Gas Pipeline Project Over The Poisoning Of Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

A worker passes a blue Nord Stream 2 branded protective end cap on a section of pipe at the landing site of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, operated by Gazprom PJSC, in Lubmin, Germany, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Germany is preparing one of its biggest sustained increases in natural gas consumption in almost two decades, regardless of U.S. admonitions that it shouldnt draw so much of its energy from Russia. © Bloomberg

Daily Mail: Germany warns Vladimir Putin it could halt gas pipeline project over poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny* Germany is warning it could halt a gas pipeline project delivering Russian gas
* Tests show Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, 44, was poisoned with novichok
* The opposition leader is being treated in Germany after suddenly falling ill

Germany has warned Russia that it could halt a gas pipeline project over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Mr Navalny, an opponent of Vladimir Putin, is in a coma in a Berlin hospital after falling ill on a flight in Siberia.

Tests showed he was poisoned with novichok – the nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in 2018.


Update #1: Germany threatens Russia over Navalny case (Politico)
Update #2: Germany suggests halt to Russia pipeline project, seeks cooperation with Navalny poisoning investigation (FOX News)

WNU Editor: The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is regarded by Germany to be vital for its energy needs. They are not going to cancel this project.

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