US Secretary of State Antony Blinken described the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline Wednesday as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine,

 adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a coercive tool against any European state, Reuters reports from Berlin. Speaking at a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, Blinken said: “Our goal remains to ensure that Russia cannot use energy as a coercive tool as a weapon against Ukraine, or anyone else in Europe.”