US and Germany step up pipeline warnings to Russia

The United States called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation at the Russia-Ukraine border, seeking to apply more pressure on Russia to negotiate its concerns. The United States and Germany on Thursday warned Russia that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was at stake if Russian troops cross the border. “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,” said Victoria Nuland, the US under secretary of state for political affairs.