The agreement of Berlin and Washington with Moscow on implementing the Nord Stream 2 project this fall has jeopardized the security not only of Ukraine but of the whole of Europe. And the leaders of the Old World have already felt the first fruits of this step.
Their names and faces are unknown. They are seldom shown on TV. Their chevrons depict an owl raising a sword over Russia, and their commanders are being fiercely hunted by Russian special services. They are Ukrainian intelligence officers.
The Kremlin’s project, which is directly called Russia’s gas needle in Europe and a threat to the national security of Ukraine and Central Europe, will seem to be completed after years of sanctions. And all this happens despite Russia’s aggressive policy towards NATO, interference in U.S. elections, Russian cyberattacks and hacking of German official institutions, murder and poisoning of Kremlin enemies in the EU, not to mention the occupation of Crimea, parts of Georgia, and the war in the East of Ukraine.
The Biden administration is building a global coalition against China, and Russia seems to have been called upon. The price of such a union – the unblocking of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, an energy project of Russia and Germany. After its launch, these two countries will no longer need “logistical agreements” with the countries of Eastern Europe, and most importantly – Ukraine.