The Chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his counterparts from Czechia, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, issued a joint statement in opposition to the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline


The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the nearly 2 million Americans of Ukrainian descent, is extremely pleased and thankful to U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for his continued leadership in opposing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.


Following the announcement on July 21 by President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that they had come to an agreement regarding the future transit of Central Asian natural gas to Germany, UCCA responded by initiating discussions with numerous Members of Congress, diplomats and media outlets as well as with the Polish American Congress and the broader Central and East European Coalition. Last week, UCCA scheduled a teleconference with staffers of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. During the virtual meeting, UCCA leadership and several New Jersey community activists were able to thank Chairman Menendez for his longstanding objection to the prospect of a completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as well as press for further action to counteract any potential deal announced by Germany which rightly faces bipartisan opposition in Congress.


UCCA and Ukraine’s allies are united in the belief that the Nord Stream 2 project needs to be stopped. The United States should fully implement congressionally mandated sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and further sanction any of the subcontractors that work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.