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The U.S. state Department will use the incident in the Kerch Strait, to convince EU countries to refuse participation in the project “Northern stream-2”. About this like reported on the website of the Department. This statement was made at a briefing by a senior official of the Department (his name is not disclosed).
As he said, the question of the rejection of the “Nord stream-2” is raised at every opportunity in conversations with the Germans. And there are “some indications” that German officials became more sensitive to the output of the “Nord stream-2” after the incident in Kerch.
The representative of state Department has noticed that in German public opinion the seizure of the Ukrainian ship is perceived as an act of aggression, so the authorities will be easier to convince to abandon the project.
“The incident in Kerch have to show all of our European allies that “Nord stream-2″ is a bad idea, he said. The more infrastructure develops to bypass Ukraine, the weaker fails to deter Russian aggression.”
Earlier in December, the candidate for the post of Chairman of the German party “Christian democratic Union” (CDU), and now its General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that the proposal to abolish the draft and to refuse to support it — the overly rigid, “too radical” measures. However, she admits that Germany could reduce gas supplies through the pipeline.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman called for tougher sanctions foreign States against Russia in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait. According to him, after the “Nord stream-2” Russia “to blackmail Europe” in the same way as previously done it with Ukraine.
On 25 November in the territorial waters of the Crimea near the Kerch Strait border patrol of the FSB of Russia detained three ships of naval forces of Ukraine for violation of Russian state border. Kiev called it an “act of military aggression”, in response to which the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has imposed a state of martial law.
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