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Russia says U.S. whipping up tensions over Ukraine to block Nord Stream 2, grab gas market share – Metro US

Russia says U.S. whipping up tensions over Ukraine to block Nord Stream 2, grab gas market share

FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2
FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday that the United States was stirring up tensions over Ukraine in order to block implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, news agencies reported.

Maria Zakharova also said that Washington was trying to grab European gas market share from Russia, according to Interfax news agency.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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