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Member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Tsekov called the failure of sanctions against the project “Nord stream-2” “a good sign for America.” His words RT reports on Sunday, July 28.
“This position suggests that among U.S. senators are people with common understanding of how to develop the energy market and relations between States”, — he said, commenting on the refusal of Senator Rand Paul of sanctions against the “Nord stream-2”.
Tsekov also expressed hope that Paul’s decision “the right and honest motives, not political struggle in the United States.” In his opinion, the maintenance of normal relations with Russia is beneficial for the United States.
Previously, on 28 July, it was reported, Senator from Kentucky Paul, is a friend of the American President Donald trump, tore the imposition of sanctions against the project “Nord stream-2”. It deferred consideration of the bill and sent other senators a letter in which he spoke about his fears. Paul also noted that the document is not the named entity, against which must be sanctioned.
Washington’s intention to impose sanctions against the “Nord stream-2” became known in may of this year. In response, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has confidence in the completion of the pipeline.
“Nord stream-2” project of a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, which lay at the bottom of the Baltic sea. Its launch is scheduled for 2019, however in “Gazprom” have allowed the postponement of delivery of the pipeline in operation due to the situation with Denmark. The Kingdom is the only country that has not yet issued a building permit. In Copenhagen claim that “Nord stream-2” threatens the Danish state and can increase Europe’s dependence on Russia. Against the building are also the United States, Ukraine and the Baltic States, who fear a decrease in volumes of gas transit through their territory.
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