On December 21, 2019, Swiss-based Allseas dealing with Nord Stream 2 pipelay notified about work suspension against the background of US sanctions. The gas pipeline has been 93% completed to date.
1.7.2019 – Från och med den första juli finns luftvärnssystem 23 med luftvärnsroboten Bamse permanent på Gotland. Sedan tidigare har stridsgruppen på regementet P18 på ön varit utrustad med åtta luftvärnskanonvagnar modell 90.
Direct communication channels have been established between Russian military and defense ministries of the UK, France, Finland and Sweden to prevent dangerous military activity and decrease the likelihood of incidents in the Baltic Sea region, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lt. Col. Alexander Fomin said on Friday at the meeting with military attaches
The ferry was heading to the Lithuanian port town of Klaipeda from Kiel, Germany.
President Donald Trump is pressing Germany to pull the brakes on a major gas deal with Russia as the price for avoiding a trans-Atlantic trade war, according to German, U.S. and European officials.
The officials said Mr. Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in April that Germany should drop support for Nord Stream 2, an offshore pipeline that would bring gas directly from Russia via the Baltic Sea. This would be in exchange for the U.S. starting talks with the European Union on a new trade deal.