The pipeline is to be discussed at the June 16 Putin-Biden summit in Geneva.

Two weeks ago, Biden waived sanctions against the company building the pipeline, saying the line is almost finished and relations with Germany take precedence. Former US President Donald Trump, in a speech Saturday in North Carolina, contrasted President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL Canada-US pipeline with Biden waiving sanctions on Nord Stream 2. Trump said: “He decided to stop the construction of our pipeline, but approved the construction of the Russian one.”