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Vienna has no intention of ditching Nord Stream 2 despite US pressure – Austrian president

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen says Vienna has no plans to withdraw from the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as the country’s energy giant, OMV, has made huge investments in the enterprise. “Austria is not going to leave the Nord Stream 2 project, and Austrian oil and gas corporation OMV especially,” Van der Bellen said during a joint news conference after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the Sochi Dialogue Forum.Also on rt.com Washington threatens European firms with sanctions over Russian gas pipeline projectPutin supported the Austrian head of state, expressing confidence that the project will be implemented on time. The Russian president stressed that Nord Stream 2 serves the interests of the entire European continent.The pipeline is being constructed by Russia’s Gazprom in partnership with five European energy majors, including German ener ...Read more

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