Biden says he couldn’t do anything to stop Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. During what is likely her last official visit to Washington, Merkel and Biden discussed their shared priorities on climate change and defense; and Biden voiced his concerns about the Nord Stream 2 Russian natural gas pipeline. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Joe Biden hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:56 PM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Joe Biden claimed he could not do anything to stop the Russian-German pipeline Nord Stream 2 from being completed. This comes as Republicans said Biden did a major geopolitical favor for Vladimir Putin by lifting U.S. sanctions on pipeline operators.

However, Biden said German Chancellor Angela Merkel would prevent Russia from using Nord Stream 2 to exert political pressure on Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russia and Germany have already completed the first line of Nord Stream 2 and the pipeline is set to reach its full capacity later this year.

Biden is also set to meet with the Ukrainian president next month at the White House. The visit was announced on Wednesday by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, but she claimed the timing of the announcement was unrelated to the pipeline agreement.

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