Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Germany should stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe if it wants to work for peace, linking the project to his country’s handling of migrants on the Belarus border.
In an interview with Germany’s top-selling Bild daily, Morawiecki said he feared an escalation of the situation at the EU-Belarus border, where several thousand migrants are stuck.
“We are defending the EU border here in Poland! And speaking of the bigger picture, let’s work together for peace and not give (Russian President) Vladimir Putin extra money through energy payments so he can continue to upgrade,” Morawiecki told Bild.
This means the cessation of the new gas pipeline from Russia. “Nord Stream 2 must be stopped,” he said.
Morawiecki warned that Europe faced a new migrant crisis if it failed to solve this buildup of people and that the situation, while stable, was growing more threatening.