Second gas pipeline bypassing Baltic States a key priority for Russia, says minister

Russia’s energy minister said a second gas pipeline, Nordstream 2, that will bypass the Baltic States and Poland to supply Germany directly with natural gas was a key energy project for Russia in 2016.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak
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