The OSCE has opposed the “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”


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The Committee on political Affairs and security the OSCE parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream” a potential means of political and economic coercion dependent on energy States. On Sunday, July 7, RIA Novosti reported.

As noted, the author of the resolution became the MP from Lithuania Ruta Minute. In the original version of the document in particular States that all participating countries of the OSCE should refrain from using energy as a tool of subordination, or to influence countries dependent on the import, supply or transit of energy resources.

Thus according to the proposal of the U.S. delegation, and some representatives from Lithuania and Canada in the resolution was amended, which separately expressed concern about the project “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”, which Russia allegedly can use to influence other countries.

“We can’t allow Russia to dramatically raise Europe’s dependence on its energy. We think that democratic institutions can’t be held hostage to energy supplies related to the “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”,” — explained the necessity of such amendment, the U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin.

In turn, the delegation of Turkey opposed the amendment, explaining that States should be free to choose whether to join the project.

At the end of the current year Russia plans to launch two of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”. “Nord stream-2” should pass under the Baltic sea to link Russia and Germany. “Turkish stream” will become a transport artery of gas to Turkey and will connect Russia and southern Europe, where many countries have hope for Russian gas. The pipeline consists of two lines with capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year each.

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