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Boris Johnson warns EU to choose between Ukraine and Nord Stream 2

By Laura Hughes

15 Nov 2021 · 3 min read

Boris Johnson has warned that the EU faces “a choice” between “sticking up for Ukraine” and approving the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, amid fears that Russia is preparing for a possible invasion of the eastern European country.

Hanna Maliar, Kyiv’s deputy defence minister, told the Financial Times over the weekend that western intelligence suggested a “high probability of destabilisation” of Ukraine by Russia as soon as this winter after Moscow massed more than 90,000 troops at its border.

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