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Pompeo in Munich: don’t be fooled

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged not to believe the allegations that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is an exclusively economic project.

“When Russia says that Nord Stream-2 is purely a commercial endeavor, don’t let yourself be deceived,” he said at a Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 15.

Pompeo also announced the US decision to allocate up to $ 1 billion to finance projects in the EU, which will reduce the dependence on energy supplied by Russia.

He explained that this is being done as part of the Three Seas Initiative, which brings together a number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe with access to the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas.

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus explained on her Twitter that these funds will help ensure “the sovereignty, prosperity, and energy independence of our European friends.”

The US Secretary of State, in addition, accused Russia of an anti-Western disinformation campaign and in violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles.

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