US and Germany are working to draw up a deal to shore up Ukraine’s energy sector to blunt the impact of Nord Stream 2

, Bloomberg reports from Berlin and Washington. Elements could include: building up a hydrogen production industry in Ukraine; requiring Russia to keep minimum gas flows across Ukraine through the 2020s; and Germany supporting the “Three Seas Initiative” to build up central European pipelines connecting LNG terminals in Poland and Croatias. The package would be largely finalized in time for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington on July 15 and President Zelenskiy’s visit several days later