Nord Stream 2, the nearly completed Russia-Germany gas line, “is a matter of war,”

 President Zelenskiy said to Le Figaro newspaper prior to his meeting Friday with President Macron in Paris. “This is not a matter of business,” he said of the $10 billion trans-Baltic pipeline which is designed to render Ukraine’s transmission pipeline redundant. Gazprom officials have predicted that Nord Stream 2 will be commissioned by this fall. On Thursday, President Biden omitted Nord Stream 2 from US financial sanctions imposed on Russia. This prompted The Wall Street Journal to run on Friday