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Energy

Nord Stream 2 should not be linked to Navalny case - Kremlin

MOSCOW, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be linked to the case of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced calls to halt the nearly-complete pipeline bringing Russian gas to Germany in response to the poisoning of Navalny in Siberia last month.

Moscow says it has yet to see proof he was poisoned with a nerve agent, as Berlin says. Peskov reiterated that Russia was hoping to cooperate with Germany on the case but that its efforts to do so had not met with understanding.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyov, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Anastasia Teterevleva; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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