UPDATED 6:56 PM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021
Joe Biden claimed he could not do anything to stop the Russian-German pipeline Nord Stream 2 from being completed. This comes as Republicans said Biden did a major geopolitical favor for Vladimir Putin by lifting U.S. sanctions on pipeline operators.
However, Biden said German Chancellor Angela Merkel would prevent Russia from using Nord Stream 2 to exert political pressure on Ukraine.
Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal.
Joe Biden gave the Russians Nord Stream 2.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 22, 2021
Meanwhile, Russia and Germany have already completed the first line of Nord Stream 2 and the pipeline is set to reach its full capacity later this year.
Biden is also set to meet with the Ukrainian president next month at the White House. The visit was announced on Wednesday by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, but she claimed the timing of the announcement was unrelated to the pipeline agreement.