Photo: Nord Stream 2
The Russian authorities found the advantages of active sanctions policy of the United States in respect of the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. About them told the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev on his page in Facebook.
Earlier, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell told about the plans of the us authorities to impose new restrictions on the Russian project. According to him, the extension of sanctions and in support of the Republican, and the Democratic party of the United States. According to Kosachev, such plans say that in Washington believe that Moscow’s ability to complete the project, despite the limitations.
In this case, “in February at the Munich security conference, U.S. energy Secretary has assured partners that, say, Russia will not be able to finish the construction “Nord stream-2″ in terms of American sanctions.” “Americans still believe in us, more than anyone else”, concluded Kosachev. However, he criticized the policy of the United States, which, in his opinion, tend not to help its European partners with energy security, and to sell us expensive gas at any price.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea was supposed to start in late 2019. However, the completion had to be postponed because of the position of Denmark, which for a long time not accord Moscow the route of the project through their water, and then due to restrictions by the US against companies involved in the project. As a result of work on the laying of pipes was suspended by the Swiss contractor Allseas, and Russia was faced with the need to finish the facility on their own. The project launch date was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years.
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