Nord Stream is a Baltic Sea gas pipeline linking Russia directly to Germany, bypassing Ukraine.
The Germany-favoured Nord Stream 2 plan has bitterly divided the European Union since an outline agreement with Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom was signed in September last year.
5 EU companies co-investing in Nord-Stream 2 blackmailed by Gazprom to stop sending gas through Ukraine entirely https://t.co/haRajfdUl1— Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (@JSaryuszWolski) February 25, 2016
Keyword here being "Germany-favoured".
Germans hooking up directly with the Russians bypassing all the chaos, achieving beloved teutonic efficiency, making a ton of munnie.
No one is going to stop this its just too good.