The American and German leaders stressed their unity on Ukraine

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Washington, February 7 (Xinhua) — Deng XianlaiUS President Joe Biden met with Visiting German Chancellor Wolfgang Schorz at the White House on Thursday.The two sides stressed their unity on Ukraine, but did not elaborate on key issues such as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.Biden said at a joint news conference that the United States is working closely with Germany and other Allies and partners to find diplomatic ways to reduce tensions along the Russian-Ukrainian border.Biden said that if Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States, Germany and NATO would coordinate their response, and nord Stream 2, a project to bring Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, would not proceed.But he did not answer questions about how the United States would end the german-Russian cooperation program.Mr. Scholz told a news conference that Germany and the United States and their NATO Allies must work together to deal with the situation.At the same time, all parties should use all possible diplomatic means to resolve the Ukrainian issue and continue to discuss European security issues through the NATO-Russia dialogue mechanism and within the framework of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.Faced with repeated questions from reporters, Scholz did not explicitly promise to terminate nord Stream 2, saying only that he would “take actions together” with the United States.He said the German government is developing and implementing plans to accelerate the transition to clean energy.Recently, the border situation between Russia and Ukraine has been tense.The US has been releasing intelligence to the outside world, hyping up the risk of A Russian “invasion” of Ukraine and rallying European Allies to take tough measures against Russia.Russia denies this, saying NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.On the one hand, Germany refused to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, and on the other hand, Germany did not make clear its position on whether to terminate the Nord Stream 2 project, which caused dissatisfaction among some US congressmen and media.Source: Xinhua