President Joe Biden said at a Monday press conference that “there will no longer be Nord Stream 2” pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine.

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region, with Russia mobilizing thousands of troops at the border with Ukraine. Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met at the White House to discuss the crisis, the Associated Press reported.

The pipeline, owned by Russian energy company Gazprom, would double the capacity of the Nord 1 pipeline and heat about 26 million homes in Germany, according to Al-Jazeera.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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President Joe Biden said on Monday that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline won’t move forward if Russia invades Ukraine. Above, Biden speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the East Room of the White House on February 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
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