Photo: Axel Schmidt / Nord Stream 2
New American sanctions against the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate, jeopardizing the global economic recovery after the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus. So a possible extension of restrictions from Washington said the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak, according to TASS.
According to the Minister, the protectionist US measures do not contribute to the stabilization of the situation on the world energy market and development of market instruments.
USA in the end of 2019, imposed sanctions against the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia and Germany. They touched the companies that are involved in construction, led to the fact that the work of laying pipes was forced to stop the Swiss Allseas. Because Russia has only one pipe layer, which can complete the construction (the ship “Akademik Chersky”), completion of the project was postponed for at least a year.
In early June, U.S. Republican senators said that the pipeline threatens the national security of the United States, and introduced to the Senate a proposal to expand the sanctions. Lawmakers want to extend restrictions on companies engaged in the insurance of ships, pipelaying. Without insurance “Akademik Chersky”, which is currently in the German port will not be able to start work.
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