The article says that the Joe Biden administration urged colleagues in Kiev not to voice their position on the US-Germany talks, noting that this could affect relations between the United States and Ukraine.

Sources also said that American officials urged the Ukrainian side not to discuss the plans of the United States and Germany with Congress.

At the same time, an unnamed high-ranking official of the Biden administration said that the situation was more complicated, but refused to disclose details.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources from Berlin and Washington, wrote that the United States and Germany on July 21 may announce an agreement on Nord Stream 2.

Political scientist of the International Institute for Humanitarian and Political Research Vladimir Bruter, in an interview with FBA "Economics Today", expressed the opinion that the issue of the commercial launch of Nord Stream 2 remains open.