Flashback: Kerry, Biden Warned Russian Pipeline to Germany Would Have ‘Adverse Impact,’ ‘Fundamentally Bad Deal for Europe’

Kerry: ‘This project has provoked a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are convinced would absolutely have an adverse impact on Ukraine, on Slovakia, and Eastern Europe’

FLASHBACK: Kerry, Biden Warned Russian Pipeline to Germany Would Have ‘Adverse Impact,’ ‘Fundamentally Bad Deal for Europe’ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden both warned about the negatives of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in 2016, respectively saying it would "have an adverse impact" and was a "fundamentally bad deal for Europe."

The Nord Stream 2 is a 800-mile pipeline project which would transport natural gas from eastern Russia to northern Germany via the Baltic Sea. It would run parallel to the existing Nord Stream pipeline. Along with Washington, Eastern European countries formerly under the Soviet Union's shadow oppose it because they say it would increase European reliance on Russia and threaten their national security.

President Donald Trump attacked Germany over the pipeline during remarks at a bilateral NATO breakfast on Wednesday in Belgium, saying the country was "totally controlled" by the Russians because of how much natural gas it purchases from them.

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