Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


The US Expanded Sanctions against Nord Stream 2
October 22, 2020 22:05

(Source: https://u-f.ru/news/politics/u42/2020/01/18/293596?amp)

The United States imposed additional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. New measures  affect companies that will serve the ships involved in the completion of the pipe construction, or finance their reconstruction.

The US has expanded sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline "Nord Stream 2", as it follows from the message on the website of the US Department of State. It points out that the sanctions will  apply  to companies that provide services, capacity or funding to “improve or install equipment” for ships that will continue to build a pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

“We continue to urge Russia to stop using its energy resources for coercive purposes. Russia is using its pipelines to create national and regional dependence on its supplies, using these dependencies to expand its political, economic and military influence, weakening European security, as well as US national security and foreign interests,” the State Department said in a statement. They add that Russian pipelines reduce the energy diversification of Europe, and therefore weaken European energy security.



The United States imposed sanctions against Nord Stream 2 at the end of 2019. After that, Gazprom's European contractors, who were laying the pipeline, stopped work and recalled the vessels, for example, the Swiss company AllSeas. The Russian authorities   stated that Russia was capable of completing the construction of the gas pipeline on its own. After that, several more draft sanctions against Nord Stream 2 appeared in the United States, which were proposed by Congressmen: the first was proposed by senators, and the second, softer, was prepared by members of the House of Representatives.

Nord Stream 2 is to run from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The project is mostly ready, only a small section remains to be completed. A new debate over the gas pipeline has erupted in Europe after the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. He was hospitalized in Omsk and then evacuated to Berlin. The German government stated that he was poisoned with poison from the Novichok group. German Chancellor Angela Merkel initially opposed linking the poisoning to the gas pipeline, but after the announcement about Novichok, she said that Berlin expects Moscow to answer about what happened to Navalny. Merkel added that the decision on the gas pipeline will be pan-European.

The
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was in the process of forming a coalition to counter the gas pipeline. Pompeo did not specify any details of this  cooperation.




Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Nord Stream Russia International Alexei Navalny   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Changes Of Microfinance Market The Most Profitable Franchises in Russia NGO Bill CNN Is Back Preparatory Work for the Construction of Houses for Victims Began in the Amur Region





comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


TAGS:
Tyumen Oblast  Solaris  Russian Cinema  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Aeroexpress  New Year Exhibitions  Russian academy of sciences  Concerts in Saint Petersburg  Karachay-Cherkessia  Moscow Region  Elbrus  travel to Russia  Inquisition  Natalka Project  Irina Bogacheva   international forum  Russian business  Sheremetyevo Airport  Yekaterinburg Airport  students  Fairytale Places of Moscow  Russian musicians  ITMO University  Maria Sharapova  Vladivostok  Sergei Bezrukov  St. Petersburg  Startups  Tula Region  Festivals in Moscow  Amur Region  Murmansk  VKontakte  Russian economy  Monuments in Moscow  Contemporary Art Museums in Saint Petersburg  Solzhenitsyn  MYSTERIA Festival  Moscow  Literature Museums  Kamchatka  Russian tourism  Exhibitions in Moscow  tickets to Sochi  Music Concerts  Spartak Moscow  inflation in Russia  Photography  Tatarstan  Free Events 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites