Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has significant concerns over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russian Federation to the Baltic coast of Germany.
"The framework conditions for the energy cooperation between Russian Federation and Europe are determined by the European countries themselves - and not by third-party countries", he said in August 2017.
Peskov said Nord Stream 2 will not make Germany, a major buyer of Russian gas, dependent on Russia, and on the contrary it will become a guarantee of stability of gas supplies and "further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields".
Trump made the comments at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Wednesday, telling Germany it was wrong to support an $11-billion Baltic Sea pipeline to import even more Russian gas while being slow to meet targets for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending. "In theory, that is possible, but in practice, I don't think that's going to happen because much of the new gas from this Nord Stream-2 pipeline will go to other countries, not to Germany", Kokin said. We're supposed to be guarding against Russian Federation and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russian Federation. And the recent discussion on tariffs for metals [aluminum and steel] really concerns them.
And we stressed our well-known concerns about Nord Stream 2, Sefcovic said at a press conference on Thursday after the EU-U.S. Energy Council held in Brussels.
But more than half of U.S. exports go to just three countries - Mexico, South Korea, and China - and the European Commission says less than one percent of Europe's gas come from America. And the former Chancellor of Germany is the head of the pipeline company that's supplying the gas. Ukraine it will be very profitable.
Russian Federation has a long history of cutting off access to energy as leverage over Europe and that won't stop, he said.
"They will use that to weaken the European Union, to divide the European allies", warned Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine's ambassador to Canada.
"I've experienced myself a part of Germany controlled by the Soviet Union", she said.