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Germany's eastern states back completion of Nord Stream 2: Bild

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a large diameter pipe at Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant owned by ChelPipe Group in Chelyabinsk, Russia February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

BERLIN (Reuters) - The premiers of Germany’s eastern states have passed a resolution in support of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, daily Bild reported on Friday.

The pipeline has been questioned by the German government following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Berlin has called on Russia to provide an explanation for what it has called an attempt to murder Navalny.

Citing a copy of the resolution, Bild said the heads of the governments of Germany’s eastern states had decided that completing the pipeline is still “sensible and right”.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Writing by Caroline Copley; Editing by Thomas Seythal

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