Timeline of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 & 2 Pipelines

October 3, 2022

Political and economic timeline Post-Russia’s invasion

Russia has a long and demonstrated history of using energy as a geopolitical weapon since supply disruptions are a tangible reminder of Russia’s economic leverage over Europe. This Fact Sheet serves to demonstrate the timeline of events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which indicates a higher probability of pre-meditated sabotage on the part of Russia.

In May 2021, the Biden Administration waived the Trump Administration’s sanctions on Nord Stream 2. In November 2021, President Putin massed over 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.

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