Canada, U.S. express concern at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over Russian pipeline into Germany

US President Donald Trump joins European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May French President Emmanuel Macron for a “family

"Germany is a captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia", Trump said, taking particular aim at the proposed Nord Stream II gas pipeline, which he has previously criticised.

Trump is, however, wrong to say that Germany is "is totally controlled by Russian Federation because they will be getting from 60 percent to 70 percent of their energy from Russian Federation and a new pipeline".

When it comes to being held "captive" by the Kremlin, Trump is more so than Germany.

US President Donald Trump joins European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, for a "family picture" ahead of the opening ceremony of the Nato summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

Over the next few decades, Europe's own gas resources - which accounted for about a third of its supplies in 2016 - are expected to gradually disappear.

History has shown that Russian Federation has a penchant for attempting to control Europe by cutting off energy supplies.

US President Donald Trump has singled out Germany's dependence on Russian gas as a weakness, and to some extent he is right. "It's disproportionate and not fair to the tax payers of the United States".

Continuing Russia's gas transit through Ukraine is of strategic importance to the EU, Maros Sefcovic said in a statement. Europe needs diverse sources of gas, not, in our view, a new Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and to lock in greater reliance on Russian Federation at this moment ...

Russian steel companies have shipped several batches of large-diameter pipes to the construction sites. "I think that's very inappropriate", he said as Upstream went to press. Canada has been explicit in their global communications with many countries. "So, Canada is clear with our partners about the concerns that we have with Nord Stream".

"Because of given circumstances, I want to point out one thing: I experienced the Soviet occupation of one part of Germany myself".

"Germany is a rich country, they talk about increasing it [defense spending - TASS] a tiny bit by 2030". "Natural gas pipelines implied mutual trust within a stable relationship, which led to further collaborations, including cooperation in nuclear power", he explained.

Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both lines of its gas pipeline for two weeks due to routine maintenance works.

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