Ukraine crisis: what is Nord Stream 2, Russia’s contentious gas pipeline?

Feb 23, 2022 | INVESTING

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has suspended the certification process for the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline after Russia recognised separatist-held regions in eastern Ukraine.The undersea pipeline directly links Russian gas to Europe via Germany and is complete but not yet operating. It has become a major target as Western governments try to exert leverage on Russia to deter further moves against its neighbour.Here are key things to understand about the pipeline:What is Nord Stream 2?It’s…

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