MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that attempts by the United States to undermine the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to Germany were an example of unfair competition to derail what it casts as a purely commercial project.
The top U.S. energy diplomat said on Tuesday that European efforts to keep Russia shipping gas through Ukraine after the opening of Nord Stream 2 across the Baltic Sea would be futile and that Russia could not be trusted.
“We don’t consider this correct or acceptable for us,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call, when asked about Washington’s opposition to the project.
Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Maria Kiselyova
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