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  • Poland fined Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom $7.6 billion (6.5 billion euros) for building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, saying the project hurts Polish consumers and increases Europe’s dependence on Russian imports. Gazprom said it will appeal the decision.

SOURCE: SF CHRONICLE

 

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EUROPE:

  • NORD STREAM 2: Three powerful U.S. senators and the Trump administration want to halt Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline by imposing sanctions on a Baltic port that is supplying the project, which is 94 percent complete. The Trump Administration, supported by Poland and the Baltic nations, has long opposed the pipeline, seeing it as an instrument for Russian leverage over Germany, Ukraine and Central Europe.

SOURCE: THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that sanctions may be in store for Belarus following the state’s heavy-handed response to opposition protesters. US would attempt to lean on its “European friends” to join the possible punishment. Poland, Latvia and Lithuania have already threat to impose sanctions to Belarus.

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  • BELARUS:  Mass protests broke out in major cities across Belarus as authorities said long-time President Alexander Lukashenko was on course to secure a sixth consecutive term following an election that the opposition said was rigged. At least one person was killed and dozens were injured in clashes between police and protesters. Lukashenko said that protests had been orchestrated by Poland, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic.

SOURCES: DWTASS