Nord Stream 2: Germany’s allies want it to risk its energy future to get back at Putin. That’s a tough choice

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However for Scholz, the calculation is extra sophisticated. Regardless of painful recollections of the Soviet period, many Germans harbor extra pragmatic views on Russia than their friends to the west. The German public is distrustful of Putin, polls present, however much less so than the Individuals, British, French, Swedish or Dutch. As well as, the Germans have been typically supportive of the pipeline’s completion.