The US has threatened sanctions to the participants of the “Nord stream-2”

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Photo: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti

Companies participating in the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, threaten sanctions. This was stated by the representative of the US state Department, reports RIA Novosti.

“We have made clear that companies operating in the sector of Russian export pipelines, run a business, which carries a risk of sanctions,” — said in a statement. The state Department did not elaborate on any restrictions.

Earlier on July 11, the President of the United States Donald trump said that Germany became a “prisoner of Russia” because of the support of the project “Northern stream-2”. He stressed that he considers “highly inappropriate” situation in which the US is paying to protect Europe from Russia, when Germany as the richest country in the region supports the construction of the pipeline.

At the end of June, Germany had received from the United States guarantees that American sanctions yet will not apply to Russian gas pipelines.

“Nord stream-2” gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany, which will run under the Baltic sea. The total capacity of the project is estimated at 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipeline is scheduled for late 2019.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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